# Converting user inputed feet into meters

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### #1 m_milam

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# Converting user inputed feet into meters

Posted 15 September 2007 - 10:20 AM

```import java.io.*;

public class Feet2Meters {
public static final double feet2meters = 0.305;

//  Define a static method that converts feet to meters

public static double convert(double feet)
{
return feet * feet2meters;
}

//  Define a main method to test the class

public static void main(String[] args)
{
//  initialize a variable called 'feet'
double feet = 100;

/*
initialize a variable called 'meters' that holds the
returning value of the convert() method
*/

double meters = Feet2Meters.convert(feet);

// output
System.out.println(feet +" feet is "+ meters +" meters.");
}

}

```

I have gotten this far with the code and it works. This does not solve my problem. I need to have the user input the feet and then convert it into meters. The code I posted tells you that 100 feet = 30.5 meters. The amount of feet is already embedded in the code. I figure I just need to build off this but I'm not sure where to go from here.

Does this make sense? I am taking this class to learn the language. I am a web designer by trade and have limited programing experience. I hand code my sites and I am fluent in html, xml, actionscript, and css. Java is new to me. Thank you for your help.

milam.matthew@gmail.com

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## Replies To: Converting user inputed feet into meters

### #2 PennyBoki

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## Re: Converting user inputed feet into meters

Posted 15 September 2007 - 11:02 AM

Well I'll give you one way to do this

you need to import java.util.Scanner; for this one
then you do this:

```Scanner scan = new Scanner(System.in);
double input = scan.nextDouble();
```

This post has been edited by PennyBoki: 15 September 2007 - 11:03 AM

### #3 m_milam

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## Re: Converting user inputed feet into meters

Posted 15 September 2007 - 11:42 AM

PennyBoki, on 15 Sep, 2007 - 11:02 AM, said:

Well I'll give you one way to do this

you need to import java.util.Scanner; for this one
then you do this:

```Scanner scan = new Scanner(System.in);
double input = scan.nextDouble();
```

Thank you for your response. Not really sure where the bottom two lines of code should be placed. I really am a newbie at this (about a 2 days into it). I have found another source for some information and I think I have everything running proper.

Once again, thank you for taking the time. Assistance and snippets are always the easiest way for me to learn.

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## Re: Converting user inputed feet into meters

Posted 15 September 2007 - 11:56 AM

I gave you that code as an example on how to get a double from the user. I'm glad that you found the solution for your trouble. Spending some quality time in this community can help you a lot. And by quality time I mean, reading snippets and tutorials, as well as other member's problems.