# Centimeters to Feet & Inches Conversion

Enter the length in centimeters below to get the value converted to feet.

Results in Feet: 1 cm = 0.032808 ft
1 cm = 0' 0 25/64"
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## 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:

feet = centimeters × 0.032808

The length in feet is equal to the centimeters multiplied by 0.032808.

For example, here's how to convert 5 centimeters to feet using the formula above.
5 cm = (5 × 0.032808) = 0.164042'

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

One centimeter is equal to one-hundredth (1/100) of a meter, which is defined as the distance light travels in a vacuum in a 1/299,792,458 second time interval.

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.

## Feet

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 to Foot Conversion Table

Centimeter measurements converted to feet
Centimeters Feet
1 cm 0.032808'
2 cm 0.065617'
3 cm 0.098425'
4 cm 0.131234'
5 cm 0.164042'
6 cm 0.19685'
7 cm 0.229659'
8 cm 0.262467'
9 cm 0.295276'
10 cm 0.328084'
11 cm 0.360892'
12 cm 0.393701'
13 cm 0.426509'
14 cm 0.459318'
15 cm 0.492126'
16 cm 0.524934'
17 cm 0.557743'
18 cm 0.590551'
19 cm 0.62336'
20 cm 0.656168'
21 cm 0.688976'
22 cm 0.721785'
23 cm 0.754593'
24 cm 0.787402'
25 cm 0.82021'
26 cm 0.853018'
27 cm 0.885827'
28 cm 0.918635'
29 cm 0.951444'
30 cm 0.984252'
31 cm 1.0171'
32 cm 1.0499'
33 cm 1.0827'
34 cm 1.1155'
35 cm 1.1483'
36 cm 1.1811'
37 cm 1.2139'
38 cm 1.2467'
39 cm 1.2795'
40 cm 1.3123'

## References

1. 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