# Centimeters to Feet Converter

Use this converter to easily convert between Centimeters and Feet (cm to ft).

## How many Centimeters equal one Foot?

A foot is defined as 0.3048 of a meter, so **30.48 centimeters equal one feet**, since 1 cm = 0.01 meters. The symbol for centimeters is "cm", while "ft" is used for feet. Sometimes a single quote does the same job, e.g. 6' tall means 6 feet tall.

## Difference between Centimeters and Feet

Both feet and centimeters are units for measuring length or dimensions of an object. Their magnitude is somewhat different, but there is significant overlap in their application, for example measuring human height, or waist circumference. Both units are used in construction, architecture, landscaping, and so on. However, feet are also used to measure small distances, while centimeters are usually used only for very small distances of up to a couple of meters.

The origin of using the unit of foot is unclear as it goes very far back, likely before writing was invented. It was a part of many local systems of units, including the Greek, Roman, Chinese, French, and English systems of measurement. The length of a foot varied from location to location and sometimes depended on which trade it was applied to, but the length was typically between 250 mm and 335 mm. In medieval Europe the foot was taken as the average of length of the feet of randomly sampled men from a local community. Since 1959 the foot is defined using the metric system. Currently the US is the only country which prefers using the foot in preference to the meter in commerce, engineering and standardization of all kinds.

The centimeter is part of the metric system, adopted in most countries nowadays. The base unit is the meter, which is defined by the distance light travels in vacuum in a fraction of a second. A centimeter is defined as 1/100 of a meter, so 1cm = 0.01m.

## How to convert Centimeters to Feet

Conversion from feet to centimeters requires you to divide the measurement in feet to 30.48. Getting the centimeter equivalent of a foot measurement is much easier using our free online cm to ft converter above.

#### Cm to feet conversion example

Sample task: * convert 185 cm to feet*. Solution:

*Formula:*

cm / 30.48 = ft

*Calculation:*

185 cm / 30.48 = 6.069554 ft

*End result:*

185 cm is equal to 6.069554 ft

## cm to ft conversion table

cm | ft |
---|---|

1 cm | 0.032808 ft |

2 cm | 0.065617 ft |

3 cm | 0.098425 ft |

4 cm | 0.131234 ft |

5 cm | 0.164042 ft |

6 cm | 0.196850 ft |

7 cm | 0.229659 ft |

8 cm | 0.262467 ft |

9 cm | 0.295276 ft |

10 cm | 0.328084 ft |

20 cm | 0.656168 ft |

30 cm | 0.984252 ft |

40 cm | 1.312336 ft |

50 cm | 1.640420 ft |

60 cm | 1.968504 ft |

70 cm | 2.296588 ft |

80 cm | 2.624672 ft |

90 cm | 2.952756 ft |

100 cm | 3.280840 ft |

200 cm | 6.561680 ft |

300 cm | 9.842520 ft |

400 cm | 13.123360 ft |

500 cm | 16.404199 ft |

600 cm | 19.685039 ft |

700 cm | 22.965879 ft |

800 cm | 26.246719 ft |

900 cm | 29.527559 ft |

1,000 cm | 32.808399 ft |

#### References:

[1] NIST Special Publication 330 (2008) - "The International System of Units (SI)", edited by Barry N.Taylor and Ambler Thompson

[2] International Organization for Standardization (1993). ISO Standards Handbook: Quantities and units (3rd edition). Geneva: ISO. ISBN 92-67-10185-4.

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