How to Convert CM to Feet

Centimeters and feet are measuring units to measure the length or heights of any object or a person. Now if we are given a value in centimeters and we need to convert it into equivalent value in feet unit, then how to convert cm to feet? It is possible dividing the value of length by 30.48. Also, check centimeter to foot calculator.

1cm = 1/30.48 feet

Hence, 1 cm = 0.0328084 feet

By multiplying the value of length by 0.0328084 we can convert cm into feet. Although, there are measuring instruments with which we can measure heights in centimeters (cm) or feet. 

Feet are usually used to measure the height of a building, tower, or a person. But, if we have the measurements in cm, then we have to convert it into feet to represent the height. A centimeter is one-hundredth of a meter and a foot is 0.3048 meters.

CM to Feet Formula

To convert cm to feet we have to know the formula.

1 foot = 30.48 cm

Therefore,

1 cm = 1/30.48 feet

1 cm = 0.0328084 feet

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

Then, multiply 10 by 0.0328084 to get the result.

Hence, 10 cm = 10 x 0.0328084 feet = 0.328084 feet.

What is Centimeter?

A centimetre is a unit of length equal to one-hundredth of a metre. The symbol of the centimeter is cm. Meter is the SI base unit of measurement of length.

A centimetre is a component of a metric system. In the unit system, it is the base unit in the centimetre-gram-second.

The area of any shape corresponding to a centimeter is measured as cm2 or square cm. Similarly, the corresponding unit of volume is mentioned as cm3 or cubic centimetre.

  • 1 cm = 0.01 meter & 1 meter = 100 cm
  • 1 cm = 10 millimeters (mm)
  • 1cm = 0.1 decimeter (dm)
  • 1 cm = 0.00001 kilometer (km)
  • 1 cm = 10000 micrometers
  • 1 cm = 0.393701 inch

What is a foot?

A foot is a non-SI unit of distance or length. It measures approximately a third of a metre. The plural of foot is feet.

  • 1 foot = 12 inches
  • 1 foot = 304.8 millimeters
  • 1 foot = 0.3048 meter
  • 1 foot = 0.0003048 kilometer
  • 3 feet = 1 yard

Convert CM to Feet

As we know,

1 foot = 0.3048 meters

1 meter = 1/0.3048 feet

100 cm = 3.28084 feet

1cm = (3.28084/100) feet

1 cm = 0.0328084 feet

Hence, the centimeter unit is converted into equivalent feet.

The SI base unit for length is the metre.

1 metre is equal to 100 cm, or 3.2808398950131 feet.

Feet Measurement in cm

From the above formula, we know,

1 cm = 0.0328084 feet

Hence, we can say;

1 foot = 1/ 0.0328084 cm

Or

1 foot = 30.479999 = 30.48

Example: 5.3 feet in cm.

5.3 x 30.48 = 161.544

How to Convert Centimeters into Foot + Inches?

To convert the value of length from centimeters to foot with inches, follow the below steps:

  • Step 1: Convert cm to inches: Divide the length value by 2.54
  • Step 2: Now divide the obtained value in step 1 by 12 to get value in feet
  • Step 3: Subtract the product of 12 and obtained feet in step 2 from obtained value in step 1.
  • Step 4: Now, write the value of length in feet and inches.

Let us understand by an example:

Example: Convert 150 centimeters into feet with inches.

Solution:

Step 1: Divide 150 by 2.54

150/2.54 =  59.05511811 inches

Step 2: Divide 59.05511811 inches by 12

 59.05511811/12 = 4 feet

Step 3: Multiply 12 by 4 and subtract from  59.05511811 inches.

 59.05511811 – (12×4) = 11.05511811 inches

Step 4: Therefore, the required value in feet and inches is:

150 cm = 4 ft 11.05511811 inches

Centimeters to Feet Table

Here are the values in cms, which are converted into feet and presented in the table.

Centimeters (cm) Feet (ft)
1 0.03281
2 0.06562
3 0.09843
5 0.16404
10 0.32808
20 0.65617
30 0.98425
40 1.31234
50 1.64042
100 3.28084
200 6.56168
1000 32.80840

Height in centimeters

Usually, the height of a person or a building or a tree is represented in feet units. Below is the table for height in centimeters and equivalent feet unit.

Feet Feet & Inches cm Feet Feet & Inches cm
4 ft 4 ft, 0 in 122 5.31 ft 5 ft, 3.8 in 162
4.04 ft 4 ft, 0.4 in 123 5.35 ft 5 ft, 4.2 in 163
4.07 ft 4 ft, 0.8 in 124 5.38 ft 5 ft, 4.6 in 164
4.1 ft 4 ft, 1.2 in 125 5.41 ft 5 ft, 5 in 165
4.13 ft 4 ft, 1.6 in 126 5.45 ft 5 ft, 5.4 in 166
4.17 ft 4 ft, 2 in 127 5.48 ft 5 ft, 5.7 in 167
4.2 ft 4 ft, 2.4 in 128 5.51 ft 5 ft, 6.1 in 168
4.23 ft 4 ft, 2.8 in 129 5.54 ft 5 ft, 6.5 in 169
4.27 ft 4 ft, 3.2 in 130 5.58 ft 5 ft, 6.9 in 170
4.3 ft 4 ft, 3.6 in 131 5.61 ft 5 ft, 7.3 in 171
4.33 ft 4 ft, 4 in 132 5.64 ft 5 ft, 7.7 in 172
4.36 ft 4 ft, 4.4 in 133 5.68 ft 5 ft, 8.1 in 173
4.4 ft 4 ft, 4.8 in 134 5.71 ft 5 ft, 8.5 in 174
4.43 ft 4 ft, 5.1 in 135 5.74 ft 5 ft, 8.9 in 175
4.46 ft 4 ft, 5.5 in 136 5.77 ft 5 ft, 9.3 in 176
4.49 ft 4 ft, 5.9 in 137 5.81 ft 5 ft, 9.7 in 177
4.53 ft 4 ft, 6.3 in 138 5.84 ft 5 ft, 10.1 in 178
4.56 ft 4 ft, 6.7 in 139 5.87 ft 5 ft, 10.5 in 179
4.59 ft 4 ft, 7.1 in 140 5.91 ft 5 ft, 10.9 in 180
4.63 ft 4 ft, 7.5 in 141 5.94 ft 5 ft, 11.3 in 181
4.66 ft 4 ft, 7.9 in 142 5.97 ft 5 ft, 11.7 in 182
4.69 ft 4 ft, 8.3 in 143 6 ft 6 ft, 0 in 183
4.72 ft 4 ft, 8.7 in 144 6.04 ft 6 ft, 0.4 in 184
4.76 ft 4 ft, 9.1 in 145 6.07 ft 6 ft, 0.8 in 185
4.79 ft 4 ft, 9.5 in 146 6.1 ft 6 ft, 1.2 in 186
4.82 ft 4 ft, 9.9 in 147 6.14 ft 6 ft, 1.6 in 187
4.86 ft 4 ft, 10.3 in 148 6.17 ft 6 ft, 2 in 188
4.89 ft 4 ft, 10.7 in 149 6.2 ft 6 ft, 2.4 in 189
4.92 ft 4 ft, 11.1 in 150 6.23 ft 6 ft, 2.8 in 190
4.95 ft 4 ft, 11.4 in 151 6.27 ft 6 ft, 3.2 in 191
4.99 ft 4 ft, 11.8 in 152 6.3 ft 6 ft, 3.6 in 192
5.02 ft 5 ft, 0.2 in 153 6.33 ft 6 ft, 4 in 193
5.05 ft 5 ft, 0.6 in 154 6.36 ft 6 ft, 4.4 in 194
5.09 ft 5 ft, 1 in 155 6.4 ft 6 ft, 4.8 in 195
5.12 ft 5 ft, 1.4 in 156 6.43 ft 6 ft, 5.2 in 196
5.15 ft 5 ft, 1.8 in 157 6.46 ft 6 ft, 5.6 in 197
5.18 ft 5 ft, 2.2 in 158 6.5 ft 6 ft, 6 in 198
5.22 ft 5 ft, 2.6 in 159 6.53 ft 6 ft, 6.3 in 199
5.25 ft 5 ft, 3 in 160 6.56 ft 6 ft, 6.7 in 200
5.28 ft 5 ft, 3.4 in 161 6.59 ft 6 ft, 7.1 in 201

Solved Examples

Question 1: How to convert 17 cm into feet?

Solution:

17 cm = 17 × 0.032808399 ft

17cm = 0.557742783 ft

Question 2: How to convert 33 cm into feet?

Solution:

33 cm = 33 × 0.032808399 ft

33 cm = 1.082677167 ft

Frequently Asked Questions – FAQs

What is the formula to convert centimeters into feet?

One foot is equal to 30.48 cm, therefore, we need to divide the given length by 30.48.
1 cm = 1/30.48 feet = 0.0328084

How many centimeters is 5.7 feet?

5 feet 7 inches is equal to 170.18 centimeters.

What is the height of 5 foot 9 inches in centimeters?

5 foot 9 inches is equal to 175.26 centimeters

How to convert centimeters into inches?

To convert centimeters into inches we need to divide the value length or height by 2.54.
1 cm = 1/(2.54) = 0.393701 inch

How to convert inches to feet?

To convert inches to feet we need to divide the given value of length by 12.
1 inch = 1/12 foot = 0.0833333 foot

Quiz on CM to Feet Conversion

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