Convert Centimeters to Feet & Inches
Enter the length in centimeters below to get the value converted to feet.
1 cm = 0' 0 25/64"
How to Convert Centimeters to Feet
To convert a centimeter measurement to a foot measurement, multiply the length by the conversion ratio. One centimeter is equal to 0.032808 feet, so use this simple formula to convert:
The length in feet is equal to the centimeters multiplied by 0.032808.
Our inch fraction calculator can add centimeters and feet together and it also automatically converts the results to US customary, imperial and SI metric values.
Centimeters and feet are both units used to measure length. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.
The centimeter, or centimetre, is a multiple of the meter, which is the SI base unit for length. In the metric system, "centi" is the prefix for 10-2. Centimeters can be abbreviated as cm, for example 1 centimeter can be written as 1 cm.
Metric rulers typically have 30 cm, which are represented by 30 large tick marks. To get a rough idea of the actual length of a centimeter, a standard pencil is just about 1cm thick.
The foot is a unit of linear length measure equal to 12 inches or 1/3 of a yard. Because the international yard is legally defined to be equal to exactly 0.9144 meters, one foot is equal to 0.3048 meters.
The foot is a US customary and imperial unit of length. Feet can be abbreviated as ft, for example 1 foot can be written as 1 ft.
Feet can also be denoted using the ′ symbol, otherwise know as a prime, though a single-quote (') is often used instead of the prime symbol for convenience. Using the prime, 1 ft can be written as 1′.
The foot is most commonly measured using either a standard 12" ruler or a tape measure, though there are many other measuring devices available.. Feet are sometimes referred to as linear feet, which is simply the value of a length in feet, learn more.
You might be interested in our feet and inches calculator, which can add feet with inches, centimeters, or meters.
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.
Centimeter Measurements and Equivalent Foot Conversions
- National Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S. Survey Foot: Revised Unit Conversion Factors, https://www.nist.gov/pml/us-surveyfoot/revised-unit-conversion-factors
More Centimeter Length Conversions
- Convert to Miles
- 1 cm is equal to 6.2137E-6 miles
- Convert to Yards
- 1 cm is equal to 0.010936 yards
- Convert to Inches
- 1 cm is equal to 0.393701 inches