How long is a meter?
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How long is a meter?

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A meter is approximately 39.37 inches long, the equivalent of 3.28 feet or 1.09 yards. It is also equal to 10 decimeters, 100 centimeters and 1,000 millimeters.

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The inch, foot and yard are U.S. customary units of length derived from the imperial system of measurement, used primarily in the United States. The meter, decimeter, centimeter and millimeter are units of length in the metric system. This system is used in most of the rest of the industrialized world and is favored for its ease of use. The system is based on units of 10, with conversions often involving little more than moving a decimal point to the right or left.

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    There are 1.09 yards, or 39.37 inches, in 1 meter. The yard is a unit of measurement typical of the U.S. customary system of measurement, while the meter is a unit of measurement from the metric system.

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    How do you convert 300 meters into yards?

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    One meter is equal to 1.0936 yards, so in order to convert 300 meters into yards, simply multiply by 1.0936 to get 328.084 yards. Because the metric system is based on a 10 multiplier system, it is easy to use this simple conversion to calculate other metric lengths in terms of yards. For instance, 328.084 yards is equal to 3,000 decimeters, 30,000 centimeters and 0.3 kilometers.

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