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# Excel CONVERT Function

We can use the excel CONVERT FUNCTION to convert a number from one measurement to another. Some measurements are Meters, Kilometers, Fahrenheit, Celsius, Inches, Gram, etc. The steps below will walk through the process.

Figure 1: How to Use the Convert Function

## Syntax

`=CONVERT(number, from_unit, to_unit)`

• Where “Number” is the number to convert or the cell containing the number
• “From unit” is the current unit of the number
• “To unit” is the output unit that is required

## Formula

`=CONVERT(B4,"m","in")`

## Setting up the Data

• We will set up the data by inputting the Names of some students into Column A
• Column B will contain the HEIGHT of the students in meters
• Column C is where we want the formula to return the result for the HEIGHT of the students in inches

Figure 2: Setting up the Data

## Convert From Meters to Inches

• We will click on Cell C4
• We will insert the formula below into the cell
`=CONVERT(B4,"m","in")`
• We will press the enter key

Figure 3: Conversion from Meters to Inches of Cell B4

• We will click on Cell C4 again
• We will double-click on the fill handle (the small plus sign at the bottom right of Cell C4) and drag down to copy the formula into the other cells

Figure 4: Conversion from Meters to Inches of Cells of Column B

## Explanation

`=CONVERT(B4,"m","in")`

The value in Cell B4 is reads as meters and the convert function returns the inches equivalent of the number.

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