# How Long Is a Meter?

A metre is approximately 39.37 inches or 3.28 feet or 1.09 yards in length. Additionally, it is equivalent to 10 decimeters, 100 centimetres, and 1,000 millimetres.

The inch, foot, and yard are derived from the imperial system of measurement, which is largely used in the United States. In the metric system, the metre, decimeter, centimetre, and millimetre are units of length. This method is utilised across the majority of the industrialised world and is recommended because to its user-friendliness. The system is based on units of 10, with conversions frequently requiring only the movement of a decimal point.

Originally, a metre was intended to be equivalent to one ten-millionth of the distance from the equator of the Earth to the North Pole, but its meaning has changed over time. Meters, like other metric units, are readily divided by powers of 10. Numerous decimal pioneers, such as Thomas Jefferson, favoured standardised units over decimal systems. The United States, Myanmar, and Liberia are the only nations not to have adopted the metric system as of 2014.