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How many meter in a mile

# How many meter in a mile

Miles and meters, meters and miles. If you happen to procure a time machine and meet a monocled Brit from 1825, they might give you directions to the nearest Olde Pie Shoppe in miles. And much obliged you would be for that, too. In fact, even if you talk to any Brit or American today - here in the 21st century - they'll probably still define distance using imperial units, whilst much of the rest of the world has moved on to the slightly tidier metric system.

## Meter

So how is the modern Italian to interpret the Georgian English measurement? And how is the modern Brit or American to convert miles to meters when visiting Europe and making sense of meter-based satnavs, maps and road signs? Well, park up your time machine for just a moment so you can learn all about conversion of miles to meters.One mile is the same as 1609.344 meters (or 'metres', if you're British). This means that 5 miles is 8046.72m and 10 miles is 16093.44m. To convert miles into meters, you simply multiply the number of miles by the number of meters in a mile: Number of miles × 1609.344m.

Now, if you're looking for an answer to stun everyone into silence at your next neighborhood potluck (even more impressive than measuring in Hershey bars), you could get down to atomic level analysis of miles and meters and quote famous physicist Brian Cox, who recently tweeted that, "The mile is defined via the metre - defined as distance light travels in 1/299792458 of a second. A mile is 1609.344 metres. A second is 9,192,631,770 periods of the radiation corresponding to the two hyperfine levels of the ground state of the caesium-133 atom."First of all just type the miles (mi) value in the text field of the conversion form to start converting mi to m, then select the decimals value and finally hit convert button if auto calculation didn't work. Meter value will be converted automatically as you type. (Source: www.conversion-metric.org)

### MILE

One of the oldest known units of distance and length used in the US and the Imperial systems, a mile is equal to 1,760 yards or 5,280 feet. In contrast to inches or yards, miles can be considered the most internationally recognized and used unit of distance. There is a so called international mile, which is nevertheless about 0.0002% shorter than the common for the United States US survey mile.

The mile, sometimes the international mile or statute mile to distinguish it from other miles, is a British imperial unit and US customary unit of distance; both are based on the older English unit of length equal to 5,280 English feet, or 1,760 yards. The statute mile was standardised between the British Commonwealth and the United States by an international agreement in 1959, when it was formally redefined with respect to SI units as exactly 1,609.344 metres. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

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