Feet to Centimeters Converter
Enter the length in feet below to get the value converted to centimeters.
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How to Convert Feet to Centimeters
To convert a measurement in feet to centimeters, multiply the length by the conversion ratio
Since one foot is equal to 30.48 centimeters, you can use the feet to cm formula to convert:
The length in centimeters is equal to the feet multiplied by 30.48.
So, 5 feet is equal to 152.4 cm.
How Many Centimeters Are in a Foot?
There are 30.48 centimeters in a foot, which is why we use this value in the formula above.
1' = 30.48 cm
How to Convert Feet and Inches to cm
Feet are usually used along with inches rather than in decimal form. To convert feet and inches to centimeters, you'll need to follow a few extra steps.
Start by converting feet and inches to feet as a decimal. To do this, take the inch portion of the measurement and convert it to feet.
To convert the inch portion to feet, divide it by 12. The result should be a decimal smaller than 1.
Then, add that result to the feet portion in the original measurement. This is the result in just feet.
And finally, convert feet to cm using the method shown above. Our height converter is another great resource for converting feet and inches to cm.
For example, to find out how big 2 ft 6 in is in cm, follow these steps.
Start by converting the inches portion of the measurement to decimal feet by dividing it by 12. 6 in divided by 12 is equal to 0.5.
6 in ÷ 12 = 0.5 ft
Then, add that to the decimal feet, which is 2.5.
2 + 0.5 = 2.5
Finally, use the feet to cm formula above to convert to centimeters.
2.5 × 30.48 = 76.2 cm
Thus, 2.5 feet is equal to 76.2 centimeters.
Feet and centimeters are both units used to measure length. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.
What is a Foot?
The foot is a unit of length measurement 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 known as a prime, though a single-quote (') is often used instead of the prime symbol for convenience. Using the prime symbol, 1 ft can be written as 1′.
Measurements in feet are most commonly taken 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 are simply a measurement of length in feet.
You might be interested in our feet and inches calculator, which can add feet with other units of measurement such as inches, centimeters, or meters.
Learn more about feet.
What is a Centimeter?
One centimeter is equal to one-hundredth (1/100) of a meter, which is defined as the distance light travels in a vacuum in 1/299,792,458 of a second. One centimeter is equal to 0.393701 inches.
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 hundredths, or 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 number 2 pencil is just about 1 cm thick.
Learn more about centimeters.
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 a combination of both values, so make sure you get the correct type for your needs.
Need a ruler? Try our free downloadable and printable rulers, which include both imperial and metric measurements.
Foot to Centimeter Conversion Table
- 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
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