One meter equals 3.28084 feet, to convert 3 meters to feet we have to multiply the amount of meters by 3.28084 to obtain the width, height or length in feet. 3 meters are equal to 3 x 3.28084 = 9.84252 feet.
The meter (symbol: m) is the fundamental unit of length in the International System of Units (SI). It is defined as "the length of the path travelled by light in vacuum during a time interval of 1/299,792,458 of a second." In 1799, France start using the metric system, and that is the first country using the metric.
A foot (symbol: ft) is a unit of length. It is equal to 0.3048 m, and used in the imperial system of units and United States customary units. The unit of foot derived from the human foot. It is subdivided into 12 inches.
To calculate a meter value to the corresponding value in feet, just multiply the quantity in meters by 3.28084 (the conversion factor).
feet = meters * 3.28084
The factor 3.28084 is the result from the division 1 / 0.3048 (foot definition). Therefore, another way would be:
feet = meters / 0.3048
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