Convert Millimeters to Feet
Learn How to Convert Millimeters to Feet Using our Conversion Formula
Converting a millimeter length measurement to a foot measurement involves multiplying your length by the conversion ratio to find the result. A millimeter is equal to 0.003281 feet, so to convert simply multiply by 0.003281.
For example, 5mm = (5 × 0.003281) = 0.016404'.
Our inch fraction calculator can add millimeters and feet together and it also automatically converts the results to both imperial and metric values.
Millimeters and feet are both units used to measure length. Learn more about length and find more length measurement conversion calculators. A millimeter is a metric measurement and can be abbreviated as mm, for example 1mm. 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.
Millimeter is spelled millimetre internationally, and it is equal in length to .1 centimeters, 1000 micrometers, or 5/127 inch. They are represented by the smallest ticks on most metric rulers. To get a reference point of the size, the thickness of a dime is 1.35mm.
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.
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.
More Length Conversions
- Convert to Miles Length
- 1mm is equal to 6.2137E-7 miles
- Convert to Yards Length
- 1mm is equal to 0.001094 yards
- Convert to Inches Length
- 1mm is equal to 0.03937 inches
- Convert to Kilometers Length
- 1mm is equal to 1.0E-6 kilometers
- Convert to Meters Length
- 1mm is equal to 0.001 meters
- Convert to Centimeters Length
- 1mm is equal to 0.1 centimeters
- Convert to Micrometers Length
- 1mm is equal to 1,000 micrometers
- Convert to Nanometers Length
- 1mm is equal to 1,000,000 nanometers
Millimeter Measurements and Equivalent Foot Conversions