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# Height Converter ft to cm and cm to in

Height Conversion Calculator
Convert feet and inches to cm and m
or
Convert centimeters or meters to inches

## Calculator Use

Convert US (imperial) height units in feet and inches to metric units in centimeters and meters. Also convert metric cm or m to US-en inches and feet. Includes conversions of ft and in to m and cm, or converting m and cm to ft and in. You can also use this calculator for length, distance and taille en cm conversions.

Inch Conversions
Operation
Factor
convert inches to feet
divide by
12
convert inches to centimeters
multiply by
2.54
convert inches to meters
multiply by
0.0254
Foot Conversions
convert feet to inches
multiply by
12
convert feet to centimeters
multiply by
30.48
convert feet to meters
multiply by
0.3048
Centimeter Conversions
convert centimeters to inches
divide by
2.54
convert centimeters to feet
divide by
30.48
convert centimeters to meters
divide by
100
Meter Conversions
convert meters to inches
divide by
0.0254
convert meters to feet
divide by
0.3048
convert meters to centimeters
multiply by
100

To convert feet and inches to only inches, first multiply the number of feet by 12. Add this result to the number of inches. This will give you the total number of inches.
Formula: (ft * 12) + in = total inches

Example: Convert 5 feet, 11 inches to total inches

• Multiply 5 feet by 12: 5 * 12 = 60
• Add the result to the original number of inches: 60 + 11 = 71
• 5 feet, 11 inches = 71 inches

To convert inches to feet and inches use long division and divide the inches by 12. The whole number part (the quotient, Q) is the number of feet and the remainder (R) is the number of inches.
Formula: in/12 = Q ft, R in

Example: Convert 129 inches to feet and inches

• Divide 129 by 12 = 129/12 = 10 with a remainder of 9
• 129 inches = 10 feet, 9 inches
convert ft and in to cm
Operation
Factor
1. convert ft and in to in
(ft*12) + in = in
2. convert in to cm
multiply by
2.54
convert ft and in to m
1. convert ft and in to in
(ft*12) + in = in
2. convert in to m
multiply by
0.0254
convert cm to ft and in
1. convert cm to in
divide by
2.54
2. convert in to ft and in
in/12 = Q ft R in
convert m to ft and in
1. convert m to in
divide by
0.0254
2. convert in to ft and in
in/12 = Q ft R in

Use the conversion table above as reference to convert between feet + inches to centimters or meters.

### Convert US units to Metric units

Example: Convert height of 5 feet 2 inches to centimeters. Use the blue rows in the table above.

• First convert 5 feet to inches: 5 feet × 12 inches/foot = 60 inches
• Add up the inches: 60 + 2 = 62 inches
• Convert inches to cm: 62 inches × 2.54 cm/inch = 157.48 cm
• 5 feet 2 inches = 157.48 cm

### Convert Metric units to US units

Convert height of 145 centimeters to feet and inches. Use the yellow rows in the table above.

• Convert centimeters to inches
• Divide 145 cm by 2.54 = 145 cm / 2.54 in/cm = 57 inches
• Use long division and divide 57 inches by 12 = 57 / 12 = 4 with a remainder of 9
• 145 cm = 4 feet, 9 inches

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