**Definitions:**

**Inch** (abbreviation: **in**): is a unit of length in the (British) imperial and United States customary systems of measurement now formally equal to 1/36 yard but usually taken as 1/12 of a foot.

**Meter** (abbreviation: **m**): is the base unit of length in the International System of Units (SI). The metre is the length of the path travelled by light in a vacuum within 1/299792458 seconds.

## How to Convert Inches to Meters

*Example: How many meters are equivalent to 53.75 inches?*

As;

1 inches = 0.0254 meters

53.75 inches = Y meters

Assuming Y is the answer, and by criss-cross principle;

Y equals 53.75 times 0.0254 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 53.75 * 0.0254 / 1 = 1.36525 meters

Answer is: 1.36525 meters are equivalent to 53.75 inches.

*Practice Question: Convert the following units into m:*

N.B.: After working out the answer to each of the next questions, click adjacent button to see the correct answer.

( i ) 65.27 in

( ii ) 7.86 in

( iii ) 17.91 in