## Conversion formula

The conversion factor from kilometers to meters is 1000, which means that 1 kilometer is equal to 1000 meters:

1 km = 1000 m

To convert 48 kilometers into meters we have to multiply 48 by the conversion factor in order to get the length amount from kilometers to meters. We can also form a simple proportion to calculate the result:

1 km → 1000 m

48 km → L(m)

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

L(m) = 48 km × 1000 m

L(m) = 48000 m

The final result is:

48 km → 48000 m

We conclude that 48 kilometers is equivalent to 48000 meters:

48 kilometers = 48000 meters

## Alternative conversion

We can also convert by utilizing the inverse value of the conversion factor. In this case 1 meter is equal to 2.0833333333333E-5 × 48 kilometers.

Another way is saying that 48 kilometers is equal to 1 ÷ 2.0833333333333E-5 meters.

## Approximate result

For practical purposes we can round our final result to an approximate numerical value. We can say that forty-eight kilometers is approximately forty-eight thousand meters:

48 km ≅ 48000 m

An alternative is also that one meter is approximately zero times forty-eight kilometers.

## Conversion table

### kilometers to meters chart

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

kilometers (km) meters (m)
49 kilometers 49000 meters
50 kilometers 50000 meters
51 kilometers 51000 meters
52 kilometers 52000 meters
53 kilometers 53000 meters
54 kilometers 54000 meters
55 kilometers 55000 meters
56 kilometers 56000 meters
57 kilometers 57000 meters
58 kilometers 58000 meters