# Meter Conversions

The metre is a unit of length in the metric system, and is the base unit of length in the International System of Units (SI).

As the base unit of length in the SI and other m.k.s. systems (based around metres, kilograms and seconds) the metre is used to help derive other units of measurement such as the newton, for force.

## Meter Usage

Meters are used to measure everything between the length of a ruler and the distance between things in a room. Most household objects such as tables, rooms, window frames, television screens, etc. would be measured in meters. Kilometers are used to measure long distances.