ft to cm

ft to cm

The unit feet is represented by “ft” and the centimeter is represented by “cm”. To learn about that how we can convert Feet/Foot into Centimeter using formulas and you can also take help from conversion table and examples.

What do you mean by Foot/Feet?


A foot was defined as exactly 0.3048 meters in 1959. One foot contains 12 inches, and one yard is comprised of three feet. Though not widely used, countries like the U.K. and India also recognize this unit.

Most countries have already moved to the metric system. In fact, the USA is the only industrialized country that accepts and uses international foot and survey foot.

What do you mean by Centimeters?


Centimeter is one of the metric systems of measuring lengths and is often mentioned as cm. In the Centimeter-Gram-Second (CGS) system of measurement, a cm is a base unit.

A centimeter (symbol: cm) is a unit of length in the International System of Units (SI), the current form of the metric system. It is defined as 1/100 meters.

How to Convert Foot to Centimeters?


The unit feet is used in the US customary measurement system. One foot is approximately equal to 30.48 centimeters.
1 ft = 30.48 cm

CM = Feet X 30.48

For example, the conversion of 5 ft to cm is given as follows:
We know that 1 ft = 30.48 cm
So 5 ft = 5 x 30.48 cm
5 ft = 152.4 cm.
Therefore, the conversion of 5 feet to the centimeter is 152.4 cm.

The process to convert feet to cm is very simple. To convert feet to cm, you should multiply the unit by 30.48. So, for instance, if you want to convert 5 feet to cm, you need to multiply 5 with 30.48.
Therefore, 5 feet = 5 x 30.48 = 152.4 cm.

Conversion Table of Feet/Foot to Centimeter

Feet (ft)Centimeter (cm)
1 ft30.48 cm
2 ft60.96 cm
3 ft91.44 cm
4 ft121.92 cm
5 ft152.4 cm
6 ft182.88 cm
7 ft213.36 cm
8 ft243.84 cm
9 ft274.32 cm
10 ft304.8 cm

How many feet in a centimeter?
One centimeter is equal to 0.032808 feet:
1cm = 1cm / 30.48cm/ft = 0.032808ft

How many centimeters in a foot?
One foot is equal to 30.48 centimeters:
1ft = 30.48×1ft = 30.48cm

How to convert 10 feet to centimeters?
Multiply 10 feet by 30.48 to get centimeters:
10ft = 30.48×10ft = 304.8cm

What is the difference between Feet and Centimeters?

This is both an Imperial and a U.S Customary unit to measure larger area.This is a metric system for measuring smaller lengths.
1 feet = 30.48 cm1 cm = 0.033 feet
The unit is widely used in countries like the USA, Canada, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Ghana.This unit is widely accepted and used in most countries, including the UK, Canada, Germany, Russia, and India.
One foot is defined as one-third of a yard or a length measuring 12 inches.One cm is defined as one-hundredth of a meter.

Current Use of Feet/Foot:

The foot is primarily used in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom for many everyday applications. In the US, feet and inches are commonly used to measure height, shorter distances, field length (sometimes in the form of yards), etc. Feet are also commonly used to measure altitude (aviation) as well as elevation (such as that of a mountain). 

Current Use of Centimeter:

The centimeter, like the meter, is used in all sorts of applications worldwide (in countries that have undergone metrication) in instances where a smaller denomination of the meter is required. Height is commonly measured in centimeters outside of countries like the United States.