# Centimeter To Feet (cm to ft) Conversion

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## Centimeter to Feet: Introduction

The length or height of an object can be measured in different units like inches, centimeters, feet, meters, yards or miles. But sometimes, we are stuck in situations where different measurement units are used. In such situations, we need to convert the value from one unit to another in order to compare the values or to perform arithmetic operations on them. When working with problems related to length or height, centimeters to feet is one such conversion in mathematics that is commonly used.

Here is a centimeters to feet convertor: Centimeter to Feet Convertor

## How to Convert Centimeter to Feet

Centimeters and feet are used as measuring units to measure the length or heights of different objects or people. Centimeters is a unit used in the metric system whereas feet is the customary unit used for measuring length. Now, suppose we are given a value in centimeters and we need to convert the same into equivalent value in feet. How do we convert cm to feet?

We know that $1$ $\text{foot} = 30.48$ $\text{cm}$.

So, we can write 1 cm in feet as

$1$ $\text{cm} = 130.48$ $\text{feet}$

Feet are generally used to measure the heights of buildings and towers So, in order to convert the measurements in cm, we need to use formulas. A centimeter is one hundredth of a meter and a foot is 0.30 of a meter. Note that you can also use the same link as the ‘feet to cm converter’ by simply swapping the ‘from’ and ‘to’ labels.

## Centimeter to Feet Formula

We know that $1$ $\text{foot} = 30.48$ $\text{cm}$.

So, converting feet to cm will simply involve multiplying the value in feet by 30.48 to get the result in cm.

To convert cm to feet we must know there are how many cm in a foot.

$1$ $\text{foot} = 30.48$ $\text{cm}$

$1$ $\text{cm}$ in feet  $= 130.48$

$1$ $\text{cm} = 0.0328$ $\text{feet}$

By simply multiplying the value of length (in cm) by 0.0328 we can convert cm into feet.

For example, if we need to convert 10 cm into feet.

Then, multiplying 10 by 0.0328 we get the result in feet.

Hence, $10$ $\text{cm} = 10 \times 0.0328$ $\text{feet} = 0.328$ $\text{feet}$.

Some common cm to ft conversions are listed below:

## About Centimeters: Introduction and Table

A centimeter is a unit of measurement that is one hundredth of a meter. The symbol of centimeter is cm and the SI base unit of length measurement is meter.

A centimeter is centered on the SI unit meter and is equivalent to one hundredth of a meter, as the prefix “centi” implies. For navigating metric units easily, learning some of the more widely used metric prefixes, such as kilos, mega, giga, centi, milli, micro, and nano, can be beneficial.

A unit of measurement in the metric system is centimeters. It is the base unit in the centimeter-gram-second unit scheme.

The area of any form that corresponds to a centimeter is measured in centimeters squared or cm2 or square centimeters. In the same way, the equivalent volume unit is cm3 or cubic centimeter.

## Some Uses of Centimeter

When a smaller denomination of the meter is needed, the centimeter, like the meter, is used in various applications around the world (in countries that have adopted metrication). Outside of countries like the United States, height is usually measured in centimeters.

$1$ $\text{cm} = 0.01$ meter and value of 1 meter $= 100$ cm

$1$ $\text{cm} = 10$ millimeters (mm)

$1$ $\text{cm} = 0.1$ decimeter (dm)

$1$ $\text{cm} = 0.00001$ kilometer (km)

$1$ $\text{cm} = 10000$ micrometers

$1$ $\text{cm} = 0.393701$ inch

## About Feet: Introduction and Table

A foot is a non-SI unit of length and width. It is the customary unit of length. It’s about one-third of a meter in length. Feet is called foot in singular form. The symbol of feet is ft.

$1$ $\text{foot} = 12$ $\text{inches}$

$1$ $\text{foot} = 304.8$ $\text{millimeters}$

$1$ $\text{foot} = 0.3048$ $\text{meter}$

$1$ $\text{foot} = 0.0003048$ $\text{kilometer}$

$3$ $\text{feet} = 1$ $\text{yard}$

## What is the Difference between Centimeter and Feet?

Let’s compare the two units using different aspects.

## Some Uses of Feet

In the United States, Canada, and the UK, the feet are mainly used for a variety of daily tasks.

• To measure height,
• shorter distances,
• field length,
• measure altitude  (such as that of a mountain)
• elevation (in aviation).

## Centimeter to Feet Conversion Table: 160 to 200 cm in Feet

So here we have presented the conversion table of cm to feet and inches below.

## Solved Examples

1. Dave’s height is 172 cm, but he wants to know his height in feet. Can we help him do the conversion?
Solution: Given, Dave’s height $= 172$ $\text{cm}$.

$1$ $\text{feet} = 30.48$ $\text{cm}$

$1$ $\text{cm} = \frac{1}{30.48}$ $\text{feet} = 0.0328$ $\text{feet}$

To convert cm to ft, we multiply the given value in cm by 0.0328
$\Rightarrow 172$ $\text{cm} = 172 \times 0.0328$ $\text{feet} = 5.643$ $\text{feet}$.

$= 5.643$ feet (approx)
Therefore, Dave’s height in feet is 5.63 feet or roughly 5 feet and 6 inches (5’6″).

2. Convert 25 cm to feet.
Solution: To convert a given length from centimeters to feet, we multiply the given value by 0.0328.
$\Rightarrow 25 \times 0.0328$ $\text{ft} = 0.82$ $\text{ft}$
Therefore, 25 cm in feet is 0.82 ft approximately.

3. Convert 1.64 cm to feet.
Solution: To convert a given length from centimeters to feet, we multiply it by 0.0328.
$\Rightarrow 1.64 \times 0.0328$ $\text{feet} = 0.0538$ feet approximately
Therefore, 1.64 cm in feet is 0.0538 feet approximately.

4. Add: $189$ $\text{cm} + 4$ $\text{ft}$.
Solution: Since we cannot add centimeters to feet, let us convert 189 cm to feet first.
$\Rightarrow 189$ $\text{cm} = 189 \times 0.0328$ $\text{ft} = 6.20$ $\text{feet}$
Now, we can add 6.20 to 4 ft.
$\Rightarrow 6.20 + 4 = 10.20$ $\text{ft}$
Therefore, $189$ $\text{cm} + 4$ $\text{ft} = 10.20$ $\text{ft}$.

5. Subtract: $150$ $\text{cm}$ $-$ $2$ $\text{ft}$

Solution: Since we cannot subtract feet from centimeters, let us convert 150 cm to feet first.

$\Rightarrow 150$ $\text{cm} = 150 \times 0.0328$ $\text{feet} = 4.92$ $\text{feet}$
Now, we can subtract 2 ft from 4.92 ft.
$\Rightarrow 4.92$ $-$ $2 = 2.92$ ft
Therefore, $150$ $\text{cm}$ $-$ $2$ $\text{ft} = 2.92$ $\text{ft}$.

## Practice Problems

1

### 10 cm into feet will be:

0.00328
0.0328
0.328
3.28
CorrectIncorrect
$1$ $\text{cm} = 0.0328$ $\text{ft}$
$10$ $\text{cm} = 10 \times 0.0328$ $\text{ft} = 0.328$ $\text{ft}$
2

### 200 cm into feet will be:

0.0656
65.6
0.656
6.56
CorrectIncorrect
$1$ $\text{cm} = 0.0328$ $\text{ft}$
$200$ $\text{cm} = 200 \times 0.0328$ $\text{ft} = 6.56$ $\text{ft}$
3

### To convert 54 cm to feet, we will:

Subtract 0.0328 from 54
Multiply 54 by 0.0328
Divide 54 by 0.0328
CorrectIncorrect
Correct answer is: Multiply 54 by 0.0328
$1$ $\text{cm} = 0.0328$ $\text{ft}$
Therefore to convert a value in cm to feet we will simply multiply it by 0.0328 to get the result in feet.
4

### Sia is 165cm tall. What will her approximate height be in feet?

5.4 ft
6.4 ft
5 ft
4.6 ft
CorrectIncorrect
Height in feet $= 165 \times 0.0328$ $\text{ft} = 5.41$ $\text{feet}$.
5

### Jim is 5 ft tall. What will his approximate height be in cm?

142 cm
152 cm
162 cm
172 cm
CorrectIncorrect
$1$ $\text{foot} = 30.48$ $\text{cm}$
$5$ $\text{ft} = 5 \times 30.48$ $\text{cm} = 152.4$ $\text{cm}$

The other customary units of measuring length are: inches, yards, and miles whereas some other metric units of measuring length are millimeters, meters, kilometers.

Feet is a customary unit of measuring length and is abbreviated as ft while centimeters is a part of the metric system of measurement and is abbreviated as cm.

1 inch = 0.0833333 foot

1 inch = 2.54 cm

1 ft = 30.48 cm and 1 cm = 0.01 m

So, 1 ft = 30.48 x 0.01 m

Therefore, 1 ft = 0.3048 meter