Inches to Feet
To convert inches to feet, we multiply the given value (in inches) by 0.0833, as 1 inch is equal to 0.0833 foot approximately. Another method to convert inches to feet is to divide the given quantity by 12, as there are 12 inches in one foot. Inches and feet are two important units of measuring length as per the Imperial system of measurement. Let us learn more about this conversion in this article.
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How to Convert Inches to Feet?
Length can be measured in different units like meters, centimeters, inches, and feet. While working on length, we are often stuck in situations where different measurement units are given. In those situations, we need to convert the given quantity or value from one unit to another in order to compare the values or to perform arithmetic operations on them. Inches and feet are both units of measuring length, where inches can be abbreviated as "in." and feet can be abbreviated as "ft.". When we talk about one unit, we use "foot" and the plural of foot is "feet". So, inches to feet and inches to foot both mean the same conversion. The relation between inches and feet can be understood by the fact that one inch is equal to 0.0833 foot approximately or one foot is equal to 12 inches. The steps to convert inches to feet (in to ft) are listed below:
- Step 1: Multiply the given value (in inches) by 0.0833.
- Step 2: Write the product with the units - "ft" or "feet".
Another method to convert inches to feet is to divide the quantity by 12. For example, to convert 71 inches to feet, we divide 71 by 12. We get, 71 ÷ 12 = 5.92 feet approximately. Therefore, 71 inches is 5.92 feet approximately. You can use this free tool inches to feet calculator to verify your answers.
Inches to Feet and Inches
Sometimes, instead of converting the quantity in decimals, we find the value in feet and inches. For example, 71 inches is the same as 5 feet and 11 inches. It is because when we divide 71 by 12, we get 5 as the quotient and 11 as the remainder. The remainder value will be written as it is in inches. This is known as inches to feet and inches conversion. Let us look at some examples below.
- 67 inches to feet = (67 ÷ 12) ft = 5 feet and 7 inches
- 80 inches in feet = (80 ÷ 12) ft = 6 feet and 8 inches
- 54 inches in feet = (54 ÷ 12) ft = 4 feet and 6 inches
Convert Square Inches to Feet
To convert square inches to feet, we divide the given quantity by 144. Square inches are used to express the area of a two-dimensional plane figure. So, to convert square inches to square feet, we divide the value by 144 as 144 square inches is equal to 1 square foot. It is obtained by squaring the equation of inches and feet.
As we know that 12 inches = 1 foot. By squaring both sides, we get, (12 inches)2 = (1 foot)2. This implies,
144 square inches = 1 square foot
Convert Cubic Inches to Feet
To convert cubic inches to feet, we divide the given quantity by 1728. Cubic inches are used to express the volume of a three-dimensional solid figure. So, to convert cubic inches to cubic feet, we divide the value by 1728 as 1728 cubic inches is equal to 1 cubic foot. It is obtained by taking the third exponent of the equation of inches and feet.
As we know that 12 inches = 1 foot. By taking 3 as the exponent on both sides, we get, (12 inches)3 = (1 foot)3. This implies,
1728 cubic inches = 1 cubic foot
Inches to Feet Conversion Formula
As we have already discussed that the formula to convert inches to feet (in to ft) is Value (in feet) = 0.08333 × Value (in inches). By substituting the quantity given in inches in this formula, we can easily get its equivalent value in feet. The relation between inches and feet or the in to ft formula is shown in the image below:
Here, it is shown that 12 inches on a ruler make 1 foot. Similarly, 24 inches will be equal to 2 feet, 36 inches will be equal to 3 feet, and so on. It is as simple as remembering the table of 12, isn't it?
Inches to Feet Chart
Based on the above inches to feet formula (in to ft formula), we can find the value of quantities given in inches in feet. The inches to feet conversion chart, showing the feet conversion of some commonly used inches quantities, is given below:
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Inches to Feet Conversion Tips and Tricks:
- The plural of foot is 'feet' which is used when we talk about more than 1 unit.
- We never use "feets", as feet is itself a plural word.
- 1 foot = 12 inches.
- 1 inch = 0.0833 feet.
- 1 square inch = 1/144 square feet
- 1 cubic inch = 1/1728 cubic feet
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Inches to Feet Conversion Examples
Example 1: Convert 100 cubic inches to feet.
Solution: To convert cubic inches to cubic feet, we divide the value by 1728. So, 100 cubic inches = (100 ÷ 1728) cubic feet = 0.06 cubic feet (approximately). Therefore, 100 cubic inches is the same as 0.06 cubic ft.
Example 2: Which one is greater? 252 inches or 21 feet?
Solution: In this question, both the values are given in different units. So, to compare them, we first need to write these values in a common unit. Let us convert 252 inches to feet. For that, we will divide 252 by 12. This implies, (252 ÷ 12) feet = 21 feet. Therefore, both the values, 252 inches, and 21 feet, are equal.
Example 3: Emily measured a length of 65 inches on a measuring tape. But she wants the value in feet and inches. Can you help her with the conversion?
Solution: Converting inches to feet and inches is done by dividing the given quantity by 12 and writing quotient as feet and remainder (if any) as inches. So, let us convert 65 inches to feet and inches.
65 ÷ 12 = 5 feet and 5 inches
Therefore, 65 inches is the same as 5 feet and 5 inches.
FAQs on Inches to Feet
What is Inches to Feet?
Inches to feet conversion is defined as converting a given quantity from inches to feet which are two basic units of measuring length in the Imperial system of measurement. To convert inches to feet (in to ft) we divide the value by 12, as 12 inches is equal to 1 foot.
How to Convert Inches to Feet?
Inches to feet conversion is done by dividing the given value by 12 or multiplying the value by 0.0833. It is because there are 12 inches in 1 foot, so in 1 inch there are 1/12 feet.
How to Convert Square Inches to Feet?
There are 144 square inches in a square foot. So, to convert square inches to feet, we divide the quantity by 144. The resultant value will be in square feet.
How to Convert Cubic Inches to Feet?
To convert cubic inches to feet, we divide the given quantity by 1728, as there are 1728 cubic inches in 1 cubic foot. So, 1 cubic foot = 1728 cubic inches.
How much is 65 Inches to Feet?
65 inches in feet is 5.42 feet or 5 feet and 5 inches. It is calculated by dividing 65 by 12.
What is 60 Inches to Feet?
60 inches in feet is 5 feet. It is calculated by dividing 60 by 12. We know that 60 ÷ 12 = 5. Therefore, there are 5 feet in 60 inches.
What is 70 Inches to Feet?
70 inches in feet is 5.83 feet or 5 feet and 10 inches. It is calculated by dividing 70 by 12. We know that 70 ÷ 12 = 5.83 (approx). Therefore, there are 5.83 feet in 70 inches.