**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.

**Mile** (abbreviation: **mi**): is an English unit of length of distance equal to 5,280 feet, or 1,760 yards, and standardised as exactly 1,609.344 metres by international agreement in 1959.

## How to Convert Meters to Miles

*Example: How many miles are equivalent to 71.27 meters?*

As;

1 meters = 0.000621 miles

71.27 meters = Y miles

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

Y equals 71.27 times 0.000621 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 71.27 * 0.000621 / 1 = 0.04425867 miles

Answer is: 0.04425867 miles are equivalent to 71.27 meters.

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

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

( i ) 26.42 m

( ii ) 61.62 m

( iii ) 27.39 m