Convert Centimeters to Feet
Learn How to Convert Centimeters to Feet Using our Conversion Formula
Converting a centimeter length measurement to a foot measurement involves multiplying your length by the conversion ratio to find the result. A centimeter is equal to 0.032808 feet, so to convert simply multiply by 0.032808.
For example, 5cm = (5 × 0.032808) = 0.164042'.
Our inch fraction calculator can add centimeters and feet together and it also automatically converts the results to both imperial and metric values.
Centimeters and feet are both units used to measure length. Learn more about length and find more length measurement conversion calculators. A centimeter is a metric measurement and can be abbreviated as cm, for example 1cm. A foot is an imperial measurement and can be abbreviated as ft, for example 1ft. Learn more about the metric system, including the common unit prefixes and how to convert between metric units.
Internationally the centimeter is actually spelled centimetre and it's equal to 10 millimeters, .01 meters, or .393701 inches. Metric rulers have 30cm and they are the larger measurement. A standard pencil is just about 1cm thick, and can be used to get a rough idea of the size of a centimeter.
The foot has been used throughout history to measure length but the actual length varied. In the US it has always been equal to 12 inches and 1/3 of a yard. The standard 12" ruler can be used to measure a foot. In 1959 the world agreed that the yard would be equal to .9144 meters, hence a foot is equal to .3048 meters. In some cases you may need a linear footage measurement, which is simply the value of a length in feet, learn more.
We recommend using a ruler or tape measure for measuring length, which can be found at a local retailer or home center. Rulers are available in imperial, metric, or combination with both values, so make sure you get the correct type for your needs. If you need a ruler you can also download and print our free printable rulers which include both imperial and metric measurements.
More Length Conversions
- Convert to Miles Length
- 1cm is equal to 6.2137E-6 miles
- Convert to Yards Length
- 1cm is equal to 0.010936 yards
- Convert to Inches Length
- 1cm is equal to 0.393701 inches
- Convert to Kilometers Length
- 1cm is equal to 1.0E-5 kilometers
- Convert to Meters Length
- 1cm is equal to 0.01 meters
- Convert to Millimeters Length
- 1cm is equal to 10 millimeters
- Convert to Micrometers Length
- 1cm is equal to 10,000 micrometers
- Convert to Nanometers Length
- 1cm is equal to 10,000,000 nanometers
Centimeter Measurements and Equivalent Foot Conversions