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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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