Inches to Feet Converter

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

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How many Inches equal one Foot?

According to the international standard of the foot, exactly 12 inches equal one foot, thus an inch is 1/12 of a foot. Since 1959 both the foot and the inch are defined based on the metric system that uses the meter as a basis. According to the definition, a foot is 0.3048 of a meter, while an inch is 0.0254 of a meter. 0.0254 is exactly 0.3048 divided by 12. The symbol for inches is "in" while for foot it is "ft". Single and double quotes are also used, e.g. 5'6" means 5 feet 6 inches.

Difference between Inches and Feet

Dimensions of objects and distances can be measured in both inches and feet. Due to the difference in magnitude, inches are used when the length is smaller, while feet are used for greater lengths and travel distances of different objects. Feet are often used in construction, architecture, and engineering.

Due to how the two metrics originated, the inch is usually defined using the foot as basis, not the other way round. The inch was defined as 1/12 of a foot, or in some instances - as 1/16 of a foot. The foot, in the other hand, varied from location to location and from time to time, as it was most often determined as an average of a number of randomly picked men from a community. The combined length of their feet will be measured and then divided by the number of people used in the measurement, giving the arithmetic mean. Since the arithmetic mean is not robust to outliers, the foot standard in different places varied from 250mm to 335mm and so did the inch.

How to convert Inches to Feet

For easy conversion between in and ft use our free online in to ft converter. However, if you must do the math yourself, then just divide the measurement in feet by 12 to get its equivalent in inches.

Inches to ft conversion example

Sample task: convert 36 inches to feet. Solution:

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

in to ft conversion table

in to ft conversion table
in ft
1 in 0.083333 ft
2 in 0.166667 ft
3 in 0.25 ft
4 in 0.333333 ft
5 in 0.416667 ft
6 in 0.50 ft
7 in 0.583333 ft
8 in 0.666667 ft
9 in 0.75 ft
10 in 0.833333 ft
20 in 1.666667 ft
30 in 2.50 ft
40 in 3.333333 ft
50 in 4.166667 ft
60 in 5 ft
70 in 5.833333 ft
80 in 6.666667 ft
90 in 7.50 ft
100 in 8.333333 ft
200 in 16.666667 ft
300 in 25 ft
400 in 33.333333 ft
500 in 41.666667 ft
600 in 50 ft
700 in 58.333333 ft
800 in 66.666667 ft
900 in 75 ft
1,000 in 83.333333 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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