**Definitions:**

**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.

**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.

## How to Convert Meters to Inches

*Example: How many inches are equivalent to 20.79 meters?*

As;

1 meters = 39.37008 inches

20.79 meters = Y inches

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

Y equals 20.79 times 39.37008 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 20.79 * 39.37008 / 1 = 818.5039632 inches

Answer is: 818.5039632 inches are equivalent to 20.79 meters.

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

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

( i ) 15.57 m

( ii ) 76.36 m

( iii ) 74.67 m