# how many meters are in an inch

by christopher revord
(virginia mn usa)

48 inches in height express the height in meters.whats the formula

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 Sep 15, 2010 Linear Unit Conversions by: Staff The question: by Christopher Revord (Virginia MN USA) 48 inches in height Express the height in meters. What’s the formula? The answer: There are 39.37007874015748031496062992126 inches per meter. OK, I got a little carried away, 39.37 inches per meter is good enough. Convert 48 inches to meters Just divide 48 inches by 39.37 inches/meter 48/39.37 = 1.22 meters The final answer is: There are 1.22 meters in 48 inches. The formula is a ratio: 1 meter to every 39.37 inches 1 meter : 39.37 inches Now write an equation for the relationship of meters to inches as a proportion 1 is to 39.37 as meter is to inches 1/39.37 = (X meters)/(Y inches) Note: X is an unknown number of meters; Y is an unknown number of inches. Solve for X (the unknown number of meters). Multiply each side of the equation by Y. (1/39.37) * Y = (X/Y) * Y (Y/39.37) = X The final formula is: The number of meters is equal to the number of inches divided by 39.37 X = Y/39.37 Thanks for writing. Staff www.solving-math-problems.com