Many a time, we are asked to estimate 3 meters. It becomes quite difficult to estimate it if we don’t know any other object of the same length.

## How long is 3 meters?

How tall is 3 meters?** **3 meters = 3.28084 feet = 39.37008 inches = 1.0936 yard

## Common objects compared to 3 meters long

The measurement of 3 meters requires some example to estimate the length in real life. It often happens that we do not have any measuring tape or scale handy and under such a circumstance you can draw these examples to describe the length accurately. Citing numbers at random is an easy job but that is not enough for us to estimate their size.

We are only able to understand where a unit is small or large when we can visualize the objects that are of similar dimensions. Here we have picked up examples of some of the common things that are present around us to help us to understand the size well.

### 1) Three large movie posters

If you had the opportunity to visit the movie theatre for the latest movie on screen then you will be aware of the general size of the posters. Now the length of each of the posters is around one meter and they are used for publishing the movie and allowing the audience to come across several movies that are being launched in the movie hall. So if you imagine three such movie posters then you will be aware of the size of 3 meters and what it looks like.

### 2) Two Pool Cues

You must have seen what a pool table looks like. These require pool cues which are like long sticks which hit the ends of balls so they are rolled into the holes there are present around the edges. The length of each long pool cue is about 1.5 meters to state approximately and hence if you can align two such pool cues then you will get the measurement of 3 meters. This is a very helpful example to understand the measurement with sports equipment that is available around us.

### 3) Seven Concrete Blocks

Concrete blocks are versatile and they are used for so many purposes. Mainly used for construction, they have a general dimension of 4 × 8 × 8 to 12 × 8 × 16 inches. So if you join seven such blocks of 16 inches of concrete then you will get the measurement of 3 meters. It is easy for us to imagine concrete in a line since we have seen them on the road, while the construction of bridges, etc. Thus this is a good example that we can cite to describe the length of three meters.

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### 4) Charging Cables

We all need charging cables for our phones. These are required when you are running low on batteries and your phone is about to get discharged. You must have noticed the long cord of the charging cable but never perhaps needed to measure them. Each of the charging cables is generally of the length of one meter. So if you can imagine three such identical charging cables then you will be able to estimate the length of 3 meters effectively. Hence here is another example that we can cite to describe the size of three meters in real life.

### 5) Two rolls of Sod

We all might have seen what a roll of sod looks like. These sods are basically patches of grass and dirt. Hence if you measure a roll of sod that is 152 centimeters in length then if you align to such sod rolls then you will approximately get the measurement of 152 ×2=304 centimeters which is equivalent to three meters. Thus two rolls of sod are effective to measure the length of 3 meters. Again if you are having a look at the 61 centimeters of sod rolls then you will be requiring an alignment of five such sod rolls in a single line.

### 6) A Christmas tree

It should be noted that the measurement of three meters is very close to ten feet. Thus if you find objects that are ten feet, you can easily cite them as an example for approximately describing the length of three meters. Now objects of 10 feet are widely available, for example, a standard Christmas tree. As you gear up for the celebrations of Christmas, bringing home a conifer is a must to celebrate the occasion. The standard height of a Christmas tree is 3 meters which are around ten feet, a very suitable example that we can cite since we all have seen what a Christmas tree looks like.

### 7) Ping Pong Table

The game of ping pong is a very popular and entertaining sport that most of us enjoy. Craving for a break in the middle of work! Well, reach for a match of ping pong in the office recreation room. The length of the ping pong ball table is 2.74 meters. Hence this size is very close to three meters which helps us to estimate the length effectively.

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### 8) 1.5 king and queen mattresses

The size of mattresses varies from one country to another although the slight difference can be certainly ignored. To be precise you shall be needing the length of one full mattress with another half of it to add the length of 3 meters. This is an example that we can easily visualize since we all use mattresses on beds and have an idea about the approximate size of the bedding. Thus here we have picked up the example of 1.5 mattresses to describe the length of three meters easily.

### 9) A Diving Board

The length of a divining board can vary from 6 to 8 feet. The standard size of the boards however remains constant at 10 feet. As we all know that 10 feet are very close to 3 meters thus we can say that the size and length of the diving boards used in seas, pools, and lakes are a good example to pick when we are trying to visualize objects of the length of three meters. This is a good example that we can use since even if all of us did not have the opportunity to ride one we all have seen one in pictures or in real life.

### 10) 1.5 times the width of a car

The average width of most of the cars is observed to be around six feet which is equivalent to two meters. Hence if you can imagine 1.5 cars standing next to each other then you will be able to obtain the three meters effectively. Thus here is another example that we can cite to describe the length of 3 meters. The comparison is useful since you will be able to describe it well with any standard cars that are present around us.

### 11) 3 Guitars

Ah! The guitar is a popular musical instrument that so many of us have learned to play. Sighting a guitar is no hard task and in case you still wish to carefully observe their size then you can visit a shop that sells musical instruments to note the size.

The average length of a guitar is 1 meter and hence when you talk about three such identical guitars in a line then we can estimate the length of three meters well. Thus we get another example of describing the length of three meters.

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### 12) Adult Male Tiger

Tigers are wild cats and they are the species of feline that grows up to 12 Feet. To be precise with our information it is important to state that the tigers are the largest cats on the land. A 12 feet tiger is about 4 meters long. Although not precise a rough estimation can be made about the length of the three meters with these fierce land dwellers. If you visited the zoo or a Reserve Forest then you must have observed the feline dwelling in the habitat, a sight that is useful for us to estimate the length.

### 13) Triple the height of the Tennis Net

The average height of a tennis net is about 3.5 feet at the poles and it is reduced to 3 at the center. If you have observed a professional tennis game then you will be aware of the specifications of the game. Hence if we have three such nets one above another then we will be able to estimate the height of three meters. This is a good example that we can pick to describe the length of three meters and help us to visualize it well in real life.

### 14) Three yards of Football

If you had the opportunity to watch a professional match then you must have seen the yard markings on the football field. These yard markings are very important in estimating the length of three meters. One yard is equivalent to about three feet and hence three such yards will result in three meters. Observing the yard allows us to know what the length of three meters looks like in real life and describe it with a suitable example. Hence here is an example that we can pick to describe the size of 3 meters effectively.

### 15) Three-fourth of the size of the Beetles Volkswagen

The Beatles model was released in 1964 and it has a length of 4.079 meters. Hence if we carry out some calculations we shall see that the measurement of 3 meters is three-fourths the size of the car. It is easy for us to cite the car model as an example since we find cars on the road or in the showroom from where we will get the estimation of three meters. This is thus helpful for us to explain the length of three meters.

### 16) One and two-third times as tall as the refrigerator

The side-to-side refrigerator is about the height of 1.790 meters. Hence if you can imagine about one and two-third times the size of the refrigerator then you will get the estimated size of a fridge. Check this example since the refrigerator models are available at the house for keeping the food fresh and the drinks cold. Here is an example that we can cite to describe the height of 3 meters and imagine it well. Thus next time you are in the kitchen, take a tape to measure the length and be sure of the size to draw a comparison.

### 17) Half as tall as a Giraffe

The giraffe is the longest animal in the world. If you have visited an animal zoological park or visited a Reserve Centre then you will be aware of what this long-necked giraffe looks like. The average height of the giraffe is 5.70 meters. Hence the height of 3 meters is half the length of the height of the giraffe. Here is an example that we can cite to describe the size of three meters effectively to properly estimate the size.

### 18) One-third the length of the London bus

The length of the London bus is 8.380 meters. The residents of London have the opportunity to travel in this double-decker bus all the time. About one-third, the size of the London Bus is equivalent to 3 meters. Here is another common example that we can pick to describe the length of three meters effectively. A suitable example that we can cite to describe the length of three meters. If you haven’t seen a London Bus in real life then you can search the internet for pictures to understand the length.

### 19) One-fourth as tall as the Telephone Tower

The height of an average telephone pole is 11 meters. It is required for establishing connections and maintaining communication. One-fourth of the height of the telephone pole is estimated to be three meters and another example that we can pick to describe the required height.

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### 20) One-fifth the size of a Semi-Trailer

The length of a semi-trailer is 14.630 meters. It is used for carrying heavy loads and transportation of vehicles, etc. One-fifth the size of the semi-trailer is equivalent to 3 meters which is a good that we can use to describe the size of the required height.

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