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Centimeters to Feet
To convert centimeters to feet, we divide the given value by 30.48, as there are 30.48 cms in 1 foot. Cm to feet conversion is important to learn as many times lengths are given in different units, but we can only compare or work on those values if they are in the same unit. Let us learn everything about cm to feet conversion in this article.
|1.||Cm to Feet Formula|
|2.||How to Convert Cm to Feet?|
|3.||Cm to Feet and Inches|
|4.||Cm to Feet Height|
|5.||FAQs on Centimeters to Feet|
Cm to Feet Formula
'Centimeters' is abbreviated as "Cm" and feet/foot is abbreviated as "ft". When we talk about a single unit, we use foot. And the plural of foot is 'feet' which is used with more than 1 unit, say 2 feet, 3 feet, etc. To convert cm to feet, we divide the given value of length by 30.48. The cm to feet formula is given below.
In this formula, if we substitute the value given in centimeters, we can easily find its equivalent value in feet. There are 30.48 cms in 1 foot, so in 1 cm there are 1/30.48 feet. Another formula that can be used to convert cm to feet is Value (in feet) = 0.0328 × Value (in cm). 0.0328 is the multiplying factor to convert centimeters to feet.
How to Convert Cm to Feet?
In this section, we will learn two ways for the centimeters to feet conversion. Follow the steps below to convert cm to ft:
- Step 1: Divide the given value by 30.48. (Click on the link to learn how to divide decimals)
- Step 2: Write the final answer with the units - "feet" or "ft".
Another method to convert cm to feet is to multiply the given value by 0.0328. Let us take an example. Convert 168 cm in feet. So, let us multiply 168 by 0.0328. This implies, 168 × 0.0328 = 5.5104 feet. Therefore there are approximately 5.5 feet in 168 cms. (You will get the same answer if you will divide 168 by 30.48).
Cm to Feet and Inches
You have learned about cm to feet conversion in the sections above, now let us learn how to convert centimeters to feet and inches. To convert cm to feet and inches, follow the steps given below:
- Step 1: Convert the given value from centimeters to inches by dividing the value by 2.54 or by multiplying it with 0.3937.
- Step 2: Now, divide the value obtained in step 1 by 12 and get the values of quotient and remainder.
- Step 3: The quotient obtained will be the value in feet and the remainder will be the value in inches.
This is how we convert cm to feet and inches. For example, to convert 160.02 cm to feet and inches, we first need to divide 160.02 by 2.54. This implies 160.02 ÷ 2.54 = 63 inches. Now, divide 63 by 12. By dividing, we get 5 as the quotient and 3 as the remainder. Therefore, 160.02 cm = 5'3", where 5'3" implies 5 feet and 3 inches.
Cm to Feet Height
Centimeters and feet units are used most commonly in height measurement. But height is usually written in feet and inches. So, we convert centimeters to feet and inches to represent the height of any object or person. The same method is used to convert cm to feet and inches as explained in the above section. Let us look at the cm to feet chart which represents some commonly used values in height measurement.
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Cm to Feet Conversion Examples
Example 1: Rachel's height is 170 cm, but she wants to know her height in feet and inches. Can we help her to do the conversion?
Solution: Given, Rachel's height = 170 cm. To convert cm to feet and inches, divide the value by 2.54.
⇒ 170 ÷ 2.54
⇒ 17000 ÷ 254
= 67 inches (approx)
Now divide 67 inches by 12 to convert it into feet and inches. By dividing 67 by 12, we get 5 as the quotient and 7 as the remainder. So, 67 inches = 5'7", which means 5 feet and 7 inches. Therefore, Rachel's height in feet and inches is 5 feet and 7 inches (5'7").
Example 2: Convert 175 cm to feet.
Solution: To convert length from centimeters to feet, we divide the given value by 30.48.
⇒ 175 ÷ 30.48
⇒ 17500 ÷ 3048
= 5.74 feet
Therefore, 175 cm in feet is 5.74 feet approximately.
Example 3: Add: 157 cm + 5 ft.
Solution: Since we cannot add centimeters to feet, let us convert 157 cm to feet first.
⇒ 157 cm = 157 ÷ 30.48
= 5.15 feet
Now, we can add 5.15 to 5 feet.
⇒ 5.15 + 5
= 10.15 ft
Therefore, 157 cm + 5 ft = 10.15 ft.
Practice Questions on Centimeters to Feet
FAQs on Centimeters to Feet
What is Cm to Feet?
Centimeters to feet conversion is an important concept to learn as many times lengths are given in different units that need to be converted to the same unit in order to compare them and to perform arithmetic operations on them. To convert centimeters to feet (cm to ft), we divide the given value by 30.48, as there are 30.48 cms in 1 foot.
How Much is 1 Cm to Feet?
1 cm to feet is 0.0328 feet or 1/30.48 feet. In 1 foot, there are 30.48 cms, so in 1 cm there are 1/30.48 or 0.0328 feet.
What is Cm to Feet and Inches?
Sometimes, feet and inches units are used together to represent the measurement of a quantity, for example, 5'2". Conversion of cm to feet and inches is necessary to learn especially in the case of height conversion. The relationship between inches, centimeters, and feet is given below:
- 1 inch = 2.54 cms
- 1 foot = 12 inches
- 1 foot = 30.48 cms
How to Convert Cm to Feet and Inches?
To convert cm to feet and inches, follow any one of the two methods given below:
- Method 1: Convert the given value from cm to inches first by dividing it by 2.54. Then, convert inches to feet and inches by dividing the obtained value by 12 and find the values of quotient and remainder. The quotient will be the value in feet and the remainder will be the value in inches.
- Method 2: Convert the given value from cm to feet first by dividing it by 30.48. Then, convert the decimal part of the number into a fraction and multiply it by 12. Then we will the value in feet and inches. For example, 165 cm = 5.4 ft (approx). 5.4 can be written as 5 + 0.4 = 5 + 4/10. By multiplying 4/10 with 12, we get 4/10 × 12 = 4.8 ≈ 5 inches. So, 165 cm is equal to 5 feet and 5 inches approximately.
What is 180 Cm to Feet?
180 cm is 5.9 feet. To convert 180 cm in feet, divide 180 by 30.48.
What is 150 Cm to Feet?
To convert 150 cm in feet, divide 150 by 30.48. This implies 150 ÷ 30.48 = 4.92126. Therefore, there are approximately 4.92 ft in 150 cm.
What is 165 Cm to Feet?
165 cm is 5.41339 feet. To convert 165 cm in feet, divide 165 by 30.48.