# Easily Convert Centimeter to Feet (cm to ft) with this Simple Conversion Formula

When it comes to measuring objects or people, we often use two different units: centimeters and feet. Centimeters belong to the metric system while feet are the customary unit of measurement for length. But what if we have a value in centimeters and want to convert it to feet? It's simple - we just need to know the conversion factor!

One foot is equal to 30.48 centimeters, so converting centimeters to feet is a matter of dividing the value in centimeters by 30.48. On the other hand, if we want to convert feet to centimeters, we just need to multiply the value in feet by 30.48.

It's worth noting that when it comes to measuring the height of buildings and towers, feet are usually the preferred unit. To convert measurements in centimeters to feet, we need to use a formula that takes into account the fact that 1 centimeter is equal to 1/100 of a meter, while 1 foot is equal to 0.30 of a meter.

If you're ever stuck and need help with conversions, there are plenty of online tools that can help. Simply search for "feet to cm converter" or "cm to feet converter" and you'll find a range of options to choose from. And remember, whether you're working with centimeters or feet, accuracy is key - so always double-check your calculations! ## Conversion from Centimeters to Feet

If we wish to convert 10 cm to feet, we simply multiply 10 by 0.0328. This will give us the result in feet. In other words, 10 cm is equal to 0.328 feet.

### Common Centimeter to Foot Conversions  Centimeters (cm)ConversionFeet (ft)
0.01 cm0.01 x 0.03280.000328 ft
0.1 cm0.1 x 0.03280.00328 ft
1 cm1 x 0.03280.0328 ft
10 cm10 x 0.03280.328 ft
50 cm50 x 0.03281.64 ft
100 cm100 x 0.03283.28 ft

### Cm to Feet Conversion Chart

A centimeter is a unit of measurement that is equal to one hundredth of a meter. Its symbol is cm and it is commonly used as the base unit of length measurement in the centimeter-gram-second unit scheme. For ease of navigation of metric units, it is recommended to learn some commonly used metric prefixes such as kilos, mega, giga, centi, milli, micro, and nano. The area of any shape corresponding to a centimeter is measured in square centimeters (cm2), and the equivalent volume unit is cubic centimeters (cm3). In many countries that have adopted metrication, height is measured in centimeters as opposed to inches. A foot is a non-SI unit of length commonly used in the United States. It is about one-third of a meter in length and is equivalent to 12 inches. The symbol for feet is ft.

### Comparing Centimeters and Feet

Unit of MeasurementValue in MetersValue in MillimetersValue in DecimetersValue in KilometersValue in MicrometersValue in Inches
Centimeters (cm)0.01100.10.00001100000.393701
Feet (ft)0.3048304.83.0480.0003048304800-

The Metric system employs the CmFeetCentimeter as a unit of length measurement, while both the British Imperial system and US Customary system use the Foot (Plural- feet). The unit for writing centimeter is cm, whereas for measuring feet, the standard symbol is ft. Specifically, $1$ $\text{cm}$ is equal to $0.033$ $\text{ft}$, and $1$ $\text{ft}$ is equivalent to $30.4$ $\text{cm}$. Typically, we use centimeters to measure relatively small lengths, whereas we use feet for larger ones.

In the United States, Canada, and the UK, feet are commonly used to measure a variety of daily tasks, such as determining height, shorter distances, and field lengths, or measuring altitude, as in mountain climbing, and elevation on planes.

To help with conversion, we have provided a table displaying the values of cm to feet and inches:

• 160 cm is equivalent to 5 feet and 2.9921 inches
• 161 cm is equivalent to 5 feet and 3.3858 inches
• 162 cm is equivalent to 5 feet and 3.7795 inches
• 163 cm is equivalent to 5 feet and 4.1732 inches
• 164 cm is equivalent to 5 feet and 4.5669 inches
• 165 cm is equivalent to 5 feet and 4.9606 inches
• 166 cm is equivalent to 5 feet and 5.3543 inches
• 167 cm is equivalent to 5 feet and 5.7480 inches
• 168 cm is equivalent to 5 feet and 6.1417 inches
• 169 cm is equivalent to 5 feet and 6.5354 inches
• 170 cm is equivalent to 5 feet and 6.9291 inches
• 171 cm is equivalent to 5 feet and 7.3228 inches
• 172 cm is equivalent to 5 feet and 7.7165 inches
• 173 cm is equivalent to 5 feet and 8.1102 inches
• 174 cm is equivalent to 5 feet and 8.5039 inches
• 175 cm is equivalent to 5 feet and 8.8976 inches
• 176 cm is equivalent to 5 feet and 9.2913 inches
• 177 cm is equivalent to 5 feet and 9.6850 inches
• 178 cm is equivalent to 5 feet and 10.0787 inches
• 179 cm is equivalent to 5 feet and 10.4724 inches
• 180 cm is equivalent to 5 feet and 10.8661 inches
• 181 cm is equivalent to 5 feet and 11.2598 inches
• 182 cm is equivalent to 6 feet and 11.6535 inches
• 183 cm is equivalent to 6 feet and 0.0472 inches
• 184 cm is equivalent to 6 feet and 0.4409 inches
• 185 cm is equivalent to 6 feet and 0.8346 inches
• 186 cm is equivalent to 6 feet and 1.2283 inches
• 187 cm is equivalent to 6 feet and 1.6220 inches
• 188 cm is equivalent to 6 feet and 2.0157 inches
• 189 cm is equivalent to 6 feet and 2.4094 inches
• 190 cm is equivalent to 6 feet and 2.8031 inches
• 191 cm is equivalent to 6 feet and 3.1968 inches
• 192 cm is equivalent to 6 feet and 3.5905 inches
• 193 cm is equivalent to 6 feet and 3.9842 inches
• 194 cm is equivalent to 6 feet and 4.3779 inches
• 195 cm is equivalent to 6 feet and 4.7716 inches
• 196 cm is equivalent to 6 feet and 5.1653 inches
• 197 cm is equivalent to 6 feet and 5.5590 inches
• 198 cm is equivalent to 6 feet and 5.9527 inches
• 199 cm is equivalent to 6 feet and 6.3464 inches
• 200 cm is equivalent to 6 feet and 6.7401 inches

As an example, let's convert Dave's height of $172$ $\text{cm}$ to feet. Dave's height in feet would be $5$ feet and .7165\$ inches.

## Converting Centimeters to Feet

To convert a measurement in centimeters to feet, we can use the following formulas:

• 1 cm = 0.0328 ft
• 1 ft = 30.48 cm

### Example 1: Converting cm to ft

To convert a measurement of 172 cm to feet:

• We multiply the given value in cm by 0.0328
• 172 cm x 0.0328 = 5.643 feet
• Therefore, 172 cm is equivalent to 5.643 feet (approx) or roughly 5 feet and 6 inches (5’6″).

### Example 2: Converting cm to ft

To convert a measurement of 25 cm to feet:

• We multiply the given value by 0.0328
• 25 cm x 0.0328 = 0.82 ft
• Therefore, 25 cm is equivalent to 0.82 ft (approx).

### Example 3: Converting cm to ft

To convert a measurement of 1.64 cm to feet:

• We multiply the given value by 0.0328
• 1.64 cm x 0.0328 = 0.0538 feet
• Therefore, 1.64 cm is equivalent to 0.0538 feet (approx).

### Example 4: Adding cm and ft

To add 189 cm and 4 ft:

• We convert 189 cm to feet by multiplying it by 0.0328
• 189 cm x 0.0328 = 6.20 feet
• We add 6.20 feet to 4 ft
• 6.20 + 4 = 10.20 ft
• Therefore, 189 cm and 4 ft is equivalent to 10.20 ft.

### Example 5: Subtracting cm and ft

To subtract 150 cm from 2 ft:

• We convert 150 cm to feet by multiplying it by 0.0328
• 150 cm x 0.0328 = 4.92 feet
• We subtract 2 ft from 4.92 ft
• 4.92 - 2 = 2.92 ft
• Therefore, 150 cm subtracted from 2 ft is equivalent to 2.92 ft.

## Quiz: Converting Centimeters to Feet

1. What is the conversion factor from cm to ft?
2. What is 200 cm in feet (approx)?
3. What is the formula to convert a value in cm to feet?
4. What is 165 cm in feet (approx)?
5. What is 1 foot in cm?

• 1 cm = 0.0328 ft
• 6.56 ft
• Multiply the value in cm by 0.0328 to get the result in feet.
• 5.41 feet (approx)
• 1 foot = 30.48 cm

## Exploring Length Measurements

### What are Some Common Units of Length?

Apart from centimeters and feet, there are several other units of measuring length. Common customary units of length include inches, yards, and miles. Metric units of measuring length include millimeters, meters, and kilometers.

### What's the Difference Between Centimeters and Feet?

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

Knowing the conversion rate between feet and meters makes it easy to convert one unit to another. One foot is equal to 30.48 cm, and one centimeter is equivalent to 0.01 m. Therefore, one foot is equal to 0.3048 meters.

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