Feet to Inches Converter

Use this converter to easily convert between Feet and Inches (ft to in).

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How many Inches in a Foot?

There are exactly 12 inches in a foot, according to the modern definition of both units. Historically, in some locations and at different time periods an inch was defined as 1/16 of a foot, but currently the 1/12 definition is the only valid one. The symbol for inches is "in" while for foot is "ft". Sometimes double quotes and single quotes are used, respectively, for example if a person is 5 feet 3 inches tall, that could be written as 5'3".

Difference between Feet and Inches

Feet and inches are both units of length, but of different magnitude. Inches are more appropriate for measurements of the dimensions of smaller objects and very small distances. For example, while the length of a pole might be measured in feet, its diameter will often be given in inches, e.g. 10 feet high and 5 inches in diameter.

The foot is most likely the older unit of the two and it existed in many different locations and time periods. In medieval Europe it was defined by measuring the length of the feet of a number of men, randomly selected from a local community, and then taking the arithmetic average. It thus had varying length - usually between 250mm and 335mm. An inch was sometimes defined as 1/12 of a foot, and in others - as 1/16 of a foot. The first written definition that reached us is from 1324 England and it defines in terms of "three grains of barley, dry and round, placed end to end, lengthwise".

How to convert Feet to Inches

Conversion from ft to in is easy - just multiply the measurement in feet by 12 to get its equivalent in inches. Using our free online ft to in converter is even easier.

Feet to In conversion example

Sample task: convert 3 feet to inches. Solution:

Formula:
ft * 12 = in
Calculation:
3 ft * 12 = 36 in
End result:
3 ft is equal to 36 in

ft to in conversion table

ft to in conversion table
ft in
1 ft 12 in
2 ft 24 in
3 ft 36 in
4 ft 48 in
5 ft 60 in
6 ft 72 in
7 ft 84 in
8 ft 96 in
9 ft 108 in
10 ft 120 in
20 ft 240 in
30 ft 360 in
40 ft 480 in
50 ft 600 in
60 ft 720 in
70 ft 840 in
80 ft 960 in
90 ft 1,080 in
100 ft 1,200 in
200 ft 2,400 in
300 ft 3,600 in
400 ft 4,800 in
500 ft 6,000 in
600 ft 7,200 in
700 ft 8,400 in
800 ft 9,600 in
900 ft 10,800 in
1,000 ft 12,000 in

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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