Convert Inches to Feet & Inches

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

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18 in = 1.5 ft
18 in = 1' 6"

How to Convert Inches to Feet

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

Convert inches to feet and inches with this simple formula:

feet = inches ÷ 12

Converting an inch length measurement to a feet is as simple as dividing the number of inches by 12, because there are 12 inches in a foot.

For example, here's how to convert 32 inches to feet using this method.
feet = 32" ÷ 12
feet = 2.67', or 2' 8"

Usually a decimal foot measurement is expressed as a measurement in feet and inches. For example, 2.25 ft. is often expressed as 2' 3". Follow these steps to convert inches to feet and inches.

  • Divide the total inches by 12 to find the feet in a decimal form
    32" ÷ 12 = 2.67'
  • If the feet measurement does not have a decimal, then you're done!
  • If the feet measurement does have a decimal, then subtract the decimal portion from the feet measurement to get an even feet measurement.
    2.67' - .67' = 2'
  • Multiply the even feet measurement by 12 to find how many of the toal inches are divisible by 12.
    2' × 12 = 24"
  • Subtract the number of inches in the even foot measurement from the total inches to find the remainder. This is the inch measurement.
    32" - 24" = 8"
  • Now, take the even feet measurement and the remainder in inches. This is the feet and inches measurement.
    32" = 2' 8"

Our inch fraction calculator can add inches and feet together and it also automatically converts the results to US customary, imperial and SI metric values.

Inches and feet are both units used to measure length. Learn more about length and find more length measurement conversion calculators. Inches are an imperial measurement and can be abbreviated as in, for example 1 in. Feet are an imperial measurement and can be abbreviated as ft, for example 1 ft.

The actual length of an inch has varied because of variances of the length of a foot. Throughout history it has been equal to 1/12 - 1/16 of a foot, but there are now exactly 12 inches in a foot. In 1959 the world agreed to the exact length of the national yard, .9144 meters. As such a foot is equal to .3048 meters and an inch is equal to 2.54 centimeters.

A quarter is .955" in diameter, which is just smaller than 1"

The standard ruler has 12", and metric combinations have 30 cm. Inches are also often measured using tape measures which commonly come in lengths from 6' - 35'. Other types of measuring devices include scales, calipers, measuring wheels, micrometers, yardsticks, and even lasers.

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.

inches and feet are units used to measure length
Convert Feet to Inches

Inch Measurements and Equivalent Foot Conversions

Common inch values converted to the equivalent foot value
Inches Feet
12" 1'
24" 2'
36" 3'
48" 4'
60" 5'
72" 6'
84" 7'
96" 8'
108" 9'
120" 10'
132" 11'
144" 12'
156" 13'
168" 14'
180" 15'
192" 16'
204" 17'
216" 18'
228" 19'
240" 20'

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US Customary & Imperial Units
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1" is equal to 1.5783E-5 miles
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1" is equal to 0.027778 yards
SI Units
Convert to Kilometers
1" is equal to 2.54E-5 kilometers
Convert to Meters
1" is equal to 0.0254 meters
Convert to Centimeters
1" is equal to 2.54 centimeters
Convert to Millimeters
1" is equal to 25.4 millimeters
Convert to Micrometers
1" is equal to 25,400 micrometers
Convert to Nanometers
1" is equal to 25,400,000 nanometers