## Conversion formula

The conversion factor from inches to meters is 0.0254, which means that 1 inch is equal to 0.0254 meters:

1 in = 0.0254 m

To convert 12 inches into meters we have to multiply 12 by the conversion factor in order to get the length amount from inches to meters. We can also form a simple proportion to calculate the result:

1 in → 0.0254 m

12 in → L(m)

Solve the above proportion to obtain the length L in meters:

L(m) = 12 in × 0.0254 m

L(m) = 0.3048 m

The final result is:

12 in → 0.3048 m

We conclude that 12 inches is equivalent to 0.3048 meters:

12 inches = 0.3048 meters

## Alternative conversion

We can also convert by utilizing the inverse value of the conversion factor. In this case 1 meter is equal to 3.2808398950131 × 12 inches.

Another way is saying that 12 inches is equal to 1 ÷ 3.2808398950131 meters.

## Approximate result

For practical purposes we can round our final result to an approximate numerical value. We can say that twelve inches is approximately zero point three zero five meters:

12 in ≅ 0.305 m

An alternative is also that one meter is approximately three point two eight one times twelve inches.

## Conversion table

### inches to meters chart

For quick reference purposes, below is the conversion table you can use to convert from inches to meters

inches (in) meters (m)
13 inches 0.33 meters
14 inches 0.356 meters
15 inches 0.381 meters
16 inches 0.406 meters
17 inches 0.432 meters
18 inches 0.457 meters
19 inches 0.483 meters
20 inches 0.508 meters
21 inches 0.533 meters
22 inches 0.559 meters