Convert Units of Length (Distance)


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How to convert length units using the AddUp calculator

How to convert units in general

Conversions can be done either with the "->" conversion operator or with the equivalent "convert" function. The function has three parameters: a quantity, a unit to convert from and a unit to convert to. Likewise the conversion operator uses three values: the quantity and unit to convert from are placed on the left side of the operator while the unit to convert to goes to the right side.

Length Units

The basic unit of length is the meter. All units of length are expressed in terms of this meter unit and so length measurements can all be converted from any one of these units to any other.

angstrom
100 picometers: 1e-9 m
au
astronomical unit: 1.495978e+11 m
barleycorn
3 inches: 8.46666666666666667e-3 m
bolt
120 feet: 36.576 m
cable
720 feet: 219.456 m
chain
100 links: 20.1168 m
cm
centimeter: 0.01 m
cubit
18 inches: 0.4572 m
ell
45 inches: 1.143 m
fathom
6 feet: 1.8288 m
fermi
femtometer: 1e-15 m
foot
12 inches: 0.3048
furlong
660 feet: 201.168 m
hand
4 inches: 0.1016 m
inch
1/36 yard: 0.0254 m
km [also: click]
kilometer: 1000 m
league
3 miles: 4828.032 m
lightSecond
distance light travels per second: 299792458 m
lightYear
distance light travels in one Julian year: 9.460528405e+15 m
line
1/12 inch: 2.116666666666666667e-3 m
link
0.66 foot: 0.201168 m
m [also: meter, metre]
Basic unit of length: 1 m
micron
micrometer: 1e-6 m
mil [also: thou]
1/1000 inch: 2.54e-7 m
mile
5280 feet: 1609.344 m
mm
millimeter: .001 m
nail
9/4 inch: 0.05715 m
nautMile
nautical mile: 1852 m
palm
3 inches: 0.0762 m
parsec
astronomical unit: 3.085678e+16 m
point
1/72 inch: 3.527777777777777778e-4 m
rod
16.4 feet: 5.0292 m
rope
20 feet: 6.096 m
skein
360 feet: 109.728 m
span
9 inches: 0.286 m
yard
3 feet: 0.9144 m

Sample Conversions of Length Units

Convert meters to feet

10 m -> feet = 32.808399

convert(10; meter; foot) = 32.808399

Convert inches to millimeters

10 inches -> mm = 254

convert(10; inch; millimeter) = 254

Convert millimeters to inches

10 millimeter -> inches = 0.3937008

convert(10; mm; inch) = 0.3937008

Convert inches to centimeters

1 inch -> centimeters = 2.54

convert(1; inch; cm) = 2.54

Convert centimeters to inches

1 centimeter -> inches = 0.3937008

convert(1; cm; inch) = 0.3937008

Convert meters to feet

10 metres -> feet = 32.808399

convert(10; meter; foot) = 32.808399

Convert meters to yards

10 meters -> yards = 10.936133

convert(10; meter; yard) = 10.936133

Convert feet to meters

1 foot -> metre = 0.3048

convert(1; foot; meter) = 0.3048

Convert yards to meters

1 yard -> meters = 0.9144

convert(1; yard; m) = 0.9144

Convert miles to kilometers

10 miles -> km = 16.09344

convert(10; mile; kilometer) = 16.09344

Convert kilometers to miles

10 kilometre -> miles = 6.2137119

convert(10; km; mile) = 6.2137119