# meters to miles

In this article, we’ll learn about the conversion process from meters to miles by using two different methods. So that you can convert your required data in a convenient way.

Things to know

A meter, or metre, is the base unit of length and distance in the International System of Units (SI). The meter is defined as the distance traveled by a light ray in 1/299792458 of a second. This definition was slightly modified in ‘2019’ to reflect changes in the definition of the second.

A mile is a unit of length in the imperial and US customary systems of measurement. It is currently defined as 5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, or exactly 1,609.344 meters.

## How many meters in a mile?

There are exactly 1609.344 meters in a mile. It is from the international standard which defines a mile as equal to ‘5280 feet’, and a foot as equal to ‘0.3044 meters’. The International System of Units states that the standard symbol for meter is ‘m’, while for mile it is ‘mi’.

## How to convert Meters to Miles?

Let’s take a look to a Conversion Table :

### Using a Converter –

You can follow these simple steps to find the value of distance in miles:

• First of all, enter any value (value of your choice) of distance, in meters, in the ‘Input box‘.
• Then click on ‘Convert‘ to find the value of distance in miles.
• After that click on ‘Reset‘ to clear the field and enter the new values.

### Using a Formula –

For the conversion form a meter measurement to a mile measurement, we need to multiply the length by the conversion ratio.

Since one meter is equal to 0.000621 miles, you can use this formula to convert:

miles = meters × 0.000621

As we can see, The length in miles is equal to the meters multiplied by 0.000621.

Let’s take an example –

Example : how to convert 5,000 meters to miles using the formula above.

Solution : 5,000 m = (5,000 × 0.000621)
= 3.106856 mi