Centimeter To Feet (cm to ft) Conversion

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  $= 130.48$ 

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

Cm to feet conversion

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

measuring tapes in cm and feet

Some common cm to ft conversions are listed below:

Centimeters (cm)ConversionFeet (ft)
0.01 cm$0.01 \times 0.0328$ 0.000328 ft
0.1 cm$0.1 \times 0.0328$ 0.00328 ft
1 cm$1 \times 0.0328$0.0328 ft
10 cm$10 \times 0.0328$0.328 ft
50 cm$50 \times 0.0328$1.64 ft
100 cm$100 \times 0.0328$3.28 ft
Cm to feet conversion chart

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.

CmFeet
Centimeter is a unit of measuring length in the Metric system.Foot (Plural- feet) is a unit of measuring length in both the British Imperial system and US Customary system.
The symbol for writing the unit centimeter is cm.The standard symbol for writing the unit feet is ft.
$1$ $\text{cm} = 0.033$ $\text{ft}$$1$ $\text{ft} = 30.4$ $\text{cm}$
Centimeter is commonly used to measure smaller lengths. Feet is considered as a larger unit compared to cm.

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.

160 cm5 feet and 2.9921 inches
161 cm5 feet and 3.3858 inches
162 cm5 feet and 3.7795  inches
163 cm5 feet and 4.1732 inches
164 cm5 feet and  4.5669  inches
165 cm5 feet and  4.9606 inches
166 cm5 feet and  5.3543 inches
167 cm5 feet and  5.7480 inches
168 cm5 feet and 6.1417 inches
169 cm5 feet and 6.5354 inches
170 cm5 feet and 6.9291 inches
171 cm5 feet and 7.3228 inches
172 cm5 feet and 7.7165  inches
173 cm5 feet and 8.1102 inches
174 cm5 feet and  8.5039  inches
175 cm5 feet and  8.8976 inches
176 cm5 feet and  9.2913 inches
177 cm5 feet and  9.685 inches
178 cm5 feet and 10.0787 inches
179 cm5 feet and 10.4724 inches
180 cm5 feet and 10.8661 inches
181 cm5 feet and 11.2598 inches
182 cm6 feet and 11.6535 inches
183 cm6 feet and 0.0472inches
184 cm6 feet and 0.4409 inches
185 cm6 feet and 0.8346 inches
186 cm6 feet and 1.2283 inches
187 cm6 feet and 1.622inches
188 cm6 feet and 2.0157 inches
189 cm6 feet and 2.4094 inches
190 cm6 feet and 2.8031 inches
191 cm6 feet and 3.1968 inches
192 cm6 feet and 3.5905  inches
193 cm6 feet and 3.9842 inches
194 cm6 feet and  4.3779  inches
195 cm6 feet and  4.7716 inches
196 cm6 feet and  5.1653 inches
197 cm6 feet and  5.5590 inches
198 cm6 feet and 5.9527 inches
199 cm6 feet and 6.3464 inches
200 cm6 feet and 6.7401 inches
Cm to feet conversion table

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

Centimeter To Feet (cm to ft) Conversion

Attend this quiz & Test your knowledge.

1

10 cm into feet will be:

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

200 cm into feet will be:

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

To convert 54 cm to feet, we will:

Add 0.0328 to 54
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
Correct answer is: 5.4 ft
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
Correct answer is: 152 cm
$1$ $\text{foot} = 30.48$ $\text{cm}$
$5$ $\text{ft} = 5 \times 30.48$ $\text{cm} = 152.4$ $\text{cm}$

Frequently Asked Questions

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