# How do you convert 16.2 ft to m?

Aug 11, 2016

$4.94 m$

#### Explanation:

In order to figure out the number of meters in 16.2 feet, we're going to use dimensional analysis (method that allows you to convert from one unit of measurement to another by cancelling out unwanted units) and the relationship below:

For questions like this I use the following technique:

$\text{Quantity Given" xx "Conversion Factor" = "Quantity Sought}$

color(magenta)("Quantity Given:" 16.2 ft

color(green)("Conversion Factor:" 0.3048

color(purple)("Quantity Sought:" meters

Let's plug in our values:

16.2cancel"ft"xx(0.3048m)/(1cancel"ft") = 4.94 m