Gone are the days when unscientific methods were used for measuring objects and distance. Today, you can not only compare but also convert measurement units to determine which one is on the heavier side. All you need to do is make use of Square Yards’ online calculator and you get an answer within seconds. However, to get into the depth of these measurement units, you need to understand their history, definition and relationship. In this article, we have covered two measuring units i.e., centimetre and feet. Scroll down to read more about the two measuring units and how to convert centimeters to feet.
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Centimeters (CM) Definition
A centimeter is scientifically defined as the distance travelled in a vacuum by light within 1/299,792,458 seconds. It is a length measurement unit in the metric system and is abbreviated as “cm”. If you wish to get an idea about the thickness of a centimeter, you can take a look at a standard pencil which is 1 cm thick.
Current Use of Centimeter
Other than measuring length or distance, centimeter is used to measure rainfall through a rain gauge. In the CGS (centimetre-gram-seconds) system, a centimeter is used when gauging the capacitance wherein 1 cm is equivalent to 1.113x10-12 farads.
History of Centimeter
The word “Centimeter” is derived from and is a mixture of the French word “Mètre” and the Latin word “Centum’. It is a part of the first metric system that was established in 1799 during the French Revolution. Since the old measurement system became impractical for trading, a new metric system was introduced to replace it. That is when the meter came into existence, followed by a centimeter. Except for the USA, a centimeter is spelt as ‘centimetre’ in countries across the globe.
Under the British Imperial and US Customary system, a foot is defined as a length measurement unit. One foot is equivalent to 30.48 cm and the abbreviation used for the foot is ‘ft’.
History of Feet
The foot has been used as a measurement unit in varied local systems including the English, Roman, Greek and Chinese. Back then, however, it varied in value from country to country or city to city. It was only in 1959 that a foot was defined exactly as 0.3048 meters under the International Yard and Pound Agreement.
Current Use of Feet
Feet is generally used for measuring height, altitude and elevation. In the UK and the USA, people also measure their height in feet and describe their height in feet such as “I am 6 feet tall”. Even the road signs in both these nations are in feet and inches.
Relationship between Centimeters and Feet
Feet and centimeter are two distinct measurement units. They are used for completely different purposes but also share a relationship with one another. Understanding this relationship is a tad bit complex, especially when you are dealing with these measurement units for the first time. So, to make things easier, we’ve listed their relationship below:
1 foot = 30.48 centimeters
1 centimeter = 0.0328084 feet
Keeping these values in mind will help you convert cm to feet easily.
Difference Between Centimeters to Feet
Now that you have an idea about the relationship between centimeters and feet, let’s discuss their differences. They are both used as length measurement units but have some major differences. A few of them are as follows:
|Basis of Differentiation||Centimeters||Feet|
|Definition||A Centimeter is a length measurement unit in the metric system, which is 1/100th of a Meter. It is written as Centimetre in British English.||The foot is also a length measurement unit used in both U.S. customary measurement and in the British Imperial system where it represents 1/3rd of a yard and is subdivided into 12 inches.|
|Use||Other than measuring length and distance, a centimeter is also used as a measurement unit for rainfall in some regions.||A foot or feet are basically used for the measurement of altitude, height and elevation.|
|Value||1 Centimeter = 0.0328084 feet||1 foot = 30.48 centimeters|
Centimeters to Feet Conversion Chart
Go through the conversion chart below to get a better understanding of centimeters to feet conversion.
|Centimeter (cm)||Feet (ft)||Centimeter (cm) to Feet (ft)|
|1 Centimeter||0.0328084 Feet||1 Centimeter is equal to 0.0328084 Feet|
|2 Centimeter||0.0656168 Feet||2 Centimeter is equal to 0.0656168 Feet|
|3 Centimeter||0.0984252 Feet||3 Centimeter is equal to 0.0984252 Feet|
|4 Centimeter||0.1312336 Feet||4 Centimeter is equal to 0.1312336 Feet|
|5 Centimeter||0.164042 Feet||5 Centimeter is equal to 0.164042 Feet|
|6 Centimeter||0.1968504 Feet||6 Centimeter is equal to 0.1968504 Feet|
|7 Centimeter||0.2296588 Feet||7 Centimeter is equal to 0.2296588 Feet|
|8 Centimeter||0.2624672 Feet||8 Centimeter is equal to 0.2624672 Feet|
|9 Centimeter||0.2952756 Feet||9 Centimeter is equal to 0.2952756 Feet|
|10 Centimeter||0.328084 Feet||10 Centimeter is equal to 0.328084 Feet|
|11 Centimeter||0.3608924 Feet||11 Centimeter is equal to 0.3608924 Feet|
|12 Centimeter||0.3937008 Feet||12 Centimeter is equal to 0.3937008 Feet|
|13 Centimeter||0.4265092 Feet||13 Centimeter is equal to 0.4265092 Feet|
|14 Centimeter||0.4593176 Feet||14 Centimeter is equal to 0.4593176 Feet|
|15 Centimeter||0.492126 Feet||15 Centimeter is equal to 0.492126 Feet|
|16 Centimeter||0.5249344 Feet||16 Centimeter is equal to 0.5249344 Feet|
|17 Centimeter||0.5577428 Feet||17 Centimeter is equal to 0.5577428 Feet|
|18 Centimeter||0.5905512 Feet||18 Centimeter is equal to 0.5905512 Feet|
|19 Centimeter||0.6233596 Feet||19 Centimeter is equal to 0.6233596 Feet|
|20 Centimeter||0.656168 Feet||20 Centimeter is equal to 0.656168 Feet|
|21 Centimeter||0.6889764 Feet||21 Centimeter is equal to 0.6889764 Feet|
|22 Centimeter||0.7217848 Feet||22 Centimeter is equal to 0.7217848 Feet|
|23 Centimeter||0.7545932 Feet||23 Centimeter is equal to 0.7545932 Feet|
|24 Centimeter||0.7874016 Feet||24 Centimeter is equal to 0.7874016 Feet|
|25 Centimeter||0.82021 Feet||25 Centimeter is equal to 0.82021 Feet|
|26 Centimeter||0.8530184 Feet||26 Centimeter is equal to 0.8530184 Feet|
|27 Centimeter||0.8858268 Feet||27 Centimeter is equal to 0.8858268 Feet|
|28 Centimeter||0.9186352 Feet||28 Centimeter is equal to 0.9186352 Feet|
|29 Centimeter||0.9514436 Feet||29 Centimeter is equal to 0.9514436 Feet|
|30 Centimeter||0.984252 Feet||30 Centimeter is equal to 0.984252 Feet|
|31 Centimeter||1.0170604 Feet||31 Centimeter is equal to 1.0170604 Feet|
|32 Centimeter||1.0498688 Feet||32 Centimeter is equal to 1.0498688 Feet|
|33 Centimeter||1.0826772 Feet||33 Centimeter is equal to 1.0826772 Feet|
|34 Centimeter||1.1154856 Feet||34 Centimeter is equal to 1.1154856 Feet|
|35 Centimeter||1.148294 Feet||35 Centimeter is equal to 1.148294 Feet|
|36 Centimeter||1.1811024 Feet||36 Centimeter is equal to 1.1811024 Feet|
|37 Centimeter||1.2139108 Feet||37 Centimeter is equal to 1.2139108 Feet|
|38 Centimeter||1.2467192 Feet||38 Centimeter is equal to 1.2467192 Feet|
|39 Centimeter||1.2795276 Feet||39 Centimeter is equal to 1.2795276 Feet|
|40 Centimeter||1.312336 Feet||40 Centimeter is equal to 1.312336 Feet|
|41 Centimeter||1.3451444 Feet||41 Centimeter is equal to 1.3451444 Feet|
|42 Centimeter||1.3779528 Feet||42 Centimeter is equal to 1.3779528 Feet|
|43 Centimeter||1.4107612 Feet||43 Centimeter is equal to 1.4107612 Feet|
|44 Centimeter||1.4435696 Feet||44 Centimeter is equal to 1.4435696 Feet|
|45 Centimeter||1.476378 Feet||45 Centimeter is equal to 1.476378 Feet|
|46 Centimeter||1.5091864 Feet||46 Centimeter is equal to 1.5091864 Feet|
|47 Centimeter||1.5419948 Feet||47 Centimeter is equal to 1.5419948 Feet|
|48 Centimeter||1.5748032 Feet||48 Centimeter is equal to 1.5748032 Feet|
|49 Centimeter||1.6076116 Feet||49 Centimeter is equal to 1.6076116 Feet|
|50 Centimeter||1.64042 Feet||50 Centimeter is equal to 1.64042 Feet|
|51 Centimeter||1.6732284 Feet||51 Centimeter is equal to 1.6732284 Feet|
|52 Centimeter||1.7060368 Feet||52 Centimeter is equal to 1.7060368 Feet|
|53 Centimeter||1.7388452 Feet||53 Centimeter is equal to 1.7388452 Feet|
|54 Centimeter||1.7716536 Feet||54 Centimeter is equal to 1.7716536 Feet|
|55 Centimeter||1.804462 Feet||55 Centimeter is equal to 1.804462 Feet|
|56 Centimeter||1.8372704 Feet||56 Centimeter is equal to 1.8372704 Feet|
|57 Centimeter||1.8700788 Feet||57 Centimeter is equal to 1.8700788 Feet|
|58 Centimeter||1.9028872 Feet||58 Centimeter is equal to 1.9028872 Feet|
|59 Centimeter||1.9356956 Feet||59 Centimeter is equal to 1.9356956 Feet|
|60 Centimeter||1.968504 Feet||60 Centimeter is equal to 1.968504 Feet|
|61 Centimeter||2.0013124 Feet||61 Centimeter is equal to 2.0013124 Feet|
|62 Centimeter||2.0341208 Feet||62 Centimeter is equal to 2.0341208 Feet|
|63 Centimeter||2.0669292 Feet||63 Centimeter is equal to 2.0669292 Feet|
|64 Centimeter||2.0997376 Feet||64 Centimeter is equal to 2.0997376 Feet|
|65 Centimeter||2.132546 Feet||65 Centimeter is equal to 2.132546 Feet|
|66 Centimeter||2.1653544 Feet||66 Centimeter is equal to 2.1653544 Feet|
|67 Centimeter||2.1981628 Feet||67 Centimeter is equal to 2.1981628 Feet|
|68 Centimeter||2.2309712 Feet||68 Centimeter is equal to 2.2309712 Feet|
|69 Centimeter||2.2637796 Feet||69 Centimeter is equal to 2.2637796 Feet|
|70 Centimeter||2.296588 Feet||70 Centimeter is equal to 2.296588 Feet|
|71 Centimeter||2.3293964 Feet||71 Centimeter is equal to 2.3293964 Feet|
|72 Centimeter||2.3622048 Feet||72 Centimeter is equal to 2.3622048 Feet|
|73 Centimeter||2.3950132 Feet||73 Centimeter is equal to 2.3950132 Feet|
|74 Centimeter||2.4278216 Feet||74 Centimeter is equal to 2.4278216 Feet|
|75 Centimeter||2.46063 Feet||75 Centimeter is equal to 2.46063 Feet|
|76 Centimeter||2.4934384 Feet||76 Centimeter is equal to 2.4934384 Feet|
|77 Centimeter||2.5262468 Feet||77 Centimeter is equal to 2.5262468 Feet|
|78 Centimeter||2.5590552 Feet||78 Centimeter is equal to 2.5590552 Feet|
|79 Centimeter||2.5918636 Feet||79 Centimeter is equal to 2.5918636 Feet|
|80 Centimeter||2.624672 Feet||80 Centimeter is equal to 2.624672 Feet|
|81 Centimeter||2.6574804 Feet||81 Centimeter is equal to 2.6574804 Feet|
|82 Centimeter||2.6902888 Feet||82 Centimeter is equal to 2.6902888 Feet|
|83 Centimeter||2.7230972 Feet||83 Centimeter is equal to 2.7230972 Feet|
|84 Centimeter||2.7559056 Feet||84 Centimeter is equal to 2.7559056 Feet|
|85 Centimeter||2.788714 Feet||85 Centimeter is equal to 2.788714 Feet|
|86 Centimeter||2.8215224 Feet||86 Centimeter is equal to 2.8215224 Feet|
|87 Centimeter||2.8543308 Feet||87 Centimeter is equal to 2.8543308 Feet|
|88 Centimeter||2.8871392 Feet||88 Centimeter is equal to 2.8871392 Feet|
|89 Centimeter||2.9199476 Feet||89 Centimeter is equal to 2.9199476 Feet|
|90 Centimeter||2.952756 Feet||90 Centimeter is equal to 2.952756 Feet|
|91 Centimeter||2.9855644 Feet||91 Centimeter is equal to 2.9855644 Feet|
|92 Centimeter||3.0183728 Feet||92 Centimeter is equal to 3.0183728 Feet|
|93 Centimeter||3.0511812 Feet||93 Centimeter is equal to 3.0511812 Feet|
|94 Centimeter||3.0839896 Feet||94 Centimeter is equal to 3.0839896 Feet|
|95 Centimeter||3.116798 Feet||95 Centimeter is equal to 3.116798 Feet|
|96 Centimeter||3.1496064 Feet||96 Centimeter is equal to 3.1496064 Feet|
|97 Centimeter||3.1824148 Feet||97 Centimeter is equal to 3.1824148 Feet|
|98 Centimeter||3.2152232 Feet||98 Centimeter is equal to 3.2152232 Feet|
|99 Centimeter||3.2480316 Feet||99 Centimeter is equal to 3.2480316 Feet|
|100 Centimeter||3.28084 Feet||100 Centimeter is equal to 3.28084 Feet|
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Convert Cm to Feet with Formula and Illustrations
To convert centimeters to feet, you can either make use of an online calculator or apply a formula manually. The first method will help you attain the result in mere seconds while the second method will take some time but will also give you the exact conversion value.
The formula for converting cm to feet is feet = cm ÷ 30.48
This means, if you wish to derive the value of a particular figure in feet, you will have to divide the centimeter figure by 30.48 to get a result.
We have solved a few centimeters to feet conversion problems below. Take a look at these and then try and use the formula on your own.
Example 1: Convert 168 cm into feet
Applying the above-mentioned formula, divide 168 cm by 30.48 to get a solution.
= 168 ÷ 30.48
Thus, 168 cm when converted into feet gives you 5.5118 feet.
Example 2: Convert 157.5 cm into feet
Applying the above-mentioned formula, divide 152 cm by 30.48 to get a solution.
= 157.5 ÷ 30.48
Thus, 157.5 cm when converted into feet gives you 5.1673 feet
Example 3: Convert 174 cm into feet
Applying the above-mentioned formula, divide 174 cm by 30.48 to get a solution.
= 174 ÷ 30.48
Thus, 174cm when converted into feet gives you 5.7087 feet
Example 4:Convert 183 cm into feet
Applying the above-mentioned formula, divide 183 cm by 30.48 to get a solution.
= 183 ÷ 30.48
Thus, 183 cm when converted into feet gives you 6.0039 feet.
Example 5: Convert 120 cm to feet
Applying the above-mentioned formula, divide 120 cm by 30.48 to get a solution.
= 120 ÷ 30.48
= 3.937 feet
Thus, 120 cm when converted into feet gives you 3.937 feet
Example 6: Convert 60 cm into feet
Applying the above-mentioned formula, divide 60 cm by 30.48 to get a solution.
= 60 ÷ 30.48
Thus, 60 cm when converted into feet gives you 1.9685 feet
Common Conversions from Centimeters to Feet
Since both centimeters and feet are used for measuring height, people are often found converting their height from centimeters to feet. The most common figures that they search for, include:
Both centimeter and feet are two of the most widely used measurement units. A centimetre is majorly used when measuring smaller lengths and a foot is used for measuring human height, distance and larger areas. It is also used to denote plot and room size areas. For converting centimeter to feet, you can use the Square Yards calculator. Simply enter the cm value that you wish to convert and get an instant result on our calculator.
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FAQ's about CM to Feet Convert
Q1. How do I convert centimeters to feet online?
For converting centimeters to feet online, you can make use of an online conversion calculator, enter the figure you wish to convert and get an instant result.
Q2. How much is 110 cm in feet?
When you convert 110 cm in feet, you will get 3.6089 feet as an answer.
Q3. How much is 200 cm in feet?
When you convert 200 cm in feet, you will get 6.5617 feet as an answer.
Q4. How much is 162.5 cm in feet?
When you convert 162.5 cm in feet, you will get 5.3314 feet as an answer.
Q5. How much is 190 cm in feet?
When you convert 190 cm in feet, you will get 6.2336 feet as an answer.