**Definitions:**

**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.

**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 Miles to Meters

*Example: How many meters are equivalent to 87.4 miles?*

As;

1 miles = 1609.344 meters

87.4 miles = Y meters

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

Y equals 87.4 times 1609.344 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 87.4 * 1609.344 / 1 = 140656.6656 meters

Answer is: 140656.6656 meters are equivalent to 87.4 miles.

*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 ) 98.88 mi

( ii ) 20.73 mi

( iii ) 0.82 mi