Tape measures can be used to measure units of length, and a calculator can be used to convert to another unit

Convert Centimeters to Feet

Convert from centimeters to feet with this simple formula:
feet = centimeters × 0.032808
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1 Centimeter = 0.032808 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.

A pencil is just about 1cm thick and is a good reference point for a centimeter's actual size

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.

A typical ruler has 12", equal to 1'.

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.

centimeters and feet are units used to measure length
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More Length Conversions

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1cm is equal to 6.2137E-6 miles
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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

Common centimeter values converted to the equivalent foot value
Centimeters Feet Centimeters Feet Centimeters Feet
1 0.032808' 21 0.688976' 41 1.3451'
2 0.065617' 22 0.721785' 42 1.378'
3 0.098425' 23 0.754593' 43 1.4108'
4 0.131234' 24 0.787402' 44 1.4436'
5 0.164042' 25 0.82021' 45 1.4764'
6 0.19685' 26 0.853018' 46 1.5092'
7 0.229659' 27 0.885827' 47 1.542'
8 0.262467' 28 0.918635' 48 1.5748'
9 0.295276' 29 0.951444' 49 1.6076'
10 0.328084' 30 0.984252' 50 1.6404'
11 0.360892' 31 1.0171' 51 1.6732'
12 0.393701' 32 1.0499' 52 1.706'
13 0.426509' 33 1.0827' 53 1.7388'
14 0.459318' 34 1.1155' 54 1.7717'
15 0.492126' 35 1.1483' 55 1.8045'
16 0.524934' 36 1.1811' 56 1.8373'
17 0.557743' 37 1.2139' 57 1.8701'
18 0.590551' 38 1.2467' 58 1.9029'
19 0.62336' 39 1.2795' 59 1.9357'
20 0.656168' 40 1.3123' 60 1.9685'