This length unit converter dynamically calculates a value you enter in **centimeters (cm)** and converts it to **feet (ft)**, and also to** feet & inches (ft & in).**

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## How many centimeters (cm) are in 1 foot (ft)? What is the formula for how to convert centimeters to feet (**cm to ft**)?

**1 centimeter (cm) = 0.032808398950131 foot (ft)**

So we can say that there are 0.032808398950131 feet in 1 centimeter.

This means that the multiplication conversion factor to convert a quantity expressed in a centimeter unit of measurement to an equivalent quantity expressed in a foot unit of measurement is 0.032808398950131.

Inversely (or reciprocally),

**1 foot (ft) = 30.48 centimeters (cm)**

So we can say that there are 30.48 centimeters in 1 foot.

This means that the division conversion factor to convert a quantity expressed in a centimeter unit of measurement to an equivalent quantity expressed in a foot unit of measurement is 30.48.

Knowing this inverse mathematical relationship between the two conversion factors and their reciprocal operations, we can derive two formulas to calculate and convert a quantity of length expressed in centimeters to an equivalent quantity of length expressed in feet (cm to ft). Both formulas will yield the same result. The formulas are:

ft = cm × 0.032808398950131→ This is the formula based on the multiplication conversion factor.

and

ft = cm ÷ 30.48→ This is the formula based on the division conversion factor.

For example, if you have a length of 180 centimeters that you want to convert to feet, you would use either of the two formulas as follows:

ft = 180 cm × 0.032808398950131 = 5.905511811023 ft

ft = 180 cm ÷ 30.48 = 5.905511811023 ft

So, the result is the same using either formula, which is 5.905511811023 feet, or 5.9 feet when rounded off.

## What is the formula for how to convert centimeters to feet & inches (**cm to ft & in**)?

Here are the formulas and steps to convert a certain length expressed in centimeters, such as person’s height, to **feet & inches**. As an example, let’s use the height of former NBA player Michael Jordan who is reported to be 198 centimeters tall, and convert it to feet & inches:

- Convert centimeters to feet: divide the number of centimeters by 30.48 (since 1 foot = 30.48 cm).

198 centimeters / 30.48 = 6.49606299212598 feet

- Take the number to the left of the decimal point in step 1 above, as the number of whole feet.

6 feet

- Take the number to the right of the decimal point in step 1 above, and convert it to inches: To do this, multiply it by 12 (since 1 foot = 12 inches).

.49606299212598 feet × 12 = 5.9527559055117600 inches

- Round off the result in step 3 to get the number of inches as a whole number.

5.9527559055117600 inches is rounded off to 6 inches

- Combine the number of whole feet (in step 2) and inches (in step 4) to get Michael Jordan’s height in feet & inches.

6 feet & 6 inches

## Centimeters to feet (cm to ft) conversion chart

To save you time and effort spent on having to perform manual calculations or look up conversion formulas every time a conversion from centimeters to feet, or centimeters to the mixed format of feet & inches, are needed, here is a centimeters-to-feet conversion chart for your quick and easy reference. This conversion chart (or conversion table) shows common measurement values of length in centimeters and their equivalent measurement values in feet and in feet & inches. These equivalent measurement values may be rounded off to 1 or 2 decimal places when it is mathematically expedient for everyday applications.

centimeters (cm) | feet (ft) | feet & inches (ft & in) |
---|---|---|

1 cm | 0.03 ft | 0 ft & 0.4 in |

2 cm | 0.07 ft | 0 ft & 0.8 in |

3 cm | 0.1 ft | 0 ft & 1.2 in |

4 cm | 0.13 ft | 0 ft & 1.6 in |

5 cm | 0.16 ft | 0 ft & 2 in |

6 cm | 0.2 ft | 0 ft & 2.4 in |

7 cm | 0.23 ft | 0 ft & 2.8 in |

8 cm | 0.26 ft | 0 ft & 3.1 in |

9 cm | 0.3 ft | 0 ft & 3.5 in |

10 cm | 0.33 ft | 0 ft & 3.9 in |

11 cm | 0.36 ft | 0 ft & 4.3 in |

12 cm | 0.39 ft | 0 ft & 4.7 in |

13 cm | 0.43 ft | 0 ft & 5.1 in |

14 cm | 0.46 ft | 0 ft & 5.5 in |

15 cm | 0.49 ft | 0 ft & 5.9 in |

16 cm | 0.52 ft | 0 ft & 6.3 in |

17 cm | 0.56 ft | 0 ft & 6.7 in |

18 cm | 0.59 ft | 0 ft & 7.1 in |

19 cm | 0.62 ft | 0 ft & 7.5 in |

20 cm | 0.66 ft | 0 ft & 7.9 in |

21 cm | 0.69 ft | 0 ft & 8.3 in |

22 cm | 0.72 ft | 0 ft & 8.7 in |

23 cm | 0.75 ft | 0 ft & 9.1 in |

24 cm | 0.79 ft | 0 ft & 9.4 in |

25 cm | 0.82 ft | 0 ft & 9.8 in |

26 cm | 0.85 ft | 0 ft & 10.2 in |

27 cm | 0.89 ft | 0 ft & 10.6 in |

28 cm | 0.92 ft | 0 ft & 11 in |

29 cm | 0.95 ft | 0 ft & 11.4 in |

30 cm | 0.98 ft | 0 ft & 11.8 in |

31 cm | 1.02 ft | 1 ft & 0.2 in |

32 cm | 1.05 ft | 1 ft & 0.6 in |

33 cm | 1.08 ft | 1 ft & 1 in |

34 cm | 1.12 ft | 1 ft & 1.4 in |

35 cm | 1.15 ft | 1 ft & 1.8 in |

36 cm | 1.18 ft | 1 ft & 2.2 in |

37 cm | 1.21 ft | 1 ft & 2.6 in |

38 cm | 1.25 ft | 1 ft & 3 in |

39 cm | 1.28 ft | 1 ft & 3.4 in |

40 cm | 1.31 ft | 1 ft & 3.7 in |

41 cm | 1.35 ft | 1 ft & 4.1 in |

42 cm | 1.38 ft | 1 ft & 4.5 in |

43 cm | 1.41 ft | 1 ft & 4.9 in |

44 cm | 1.44 ft | 1 ft & 5.3 in |

45 cm | 1.48 ft | 1 ft & 5.7 in |

46 cm | 1.51 ft | 1 ft & 6.1 in |

47 cm | 1.54 ft | 1 ft & 6.5 in |

48 cm | 1.57 ft | 1 ft & 6.9 in |

49 cm | 1.61 ft | 1 ft & 7.3 in |

50 cm | 1.64 ft | 1 ft & 7.7 in |

51 cm | 1.67 ft | 1 ft & 8.1 in |

52 cm | 1.71 ft | 1 ft & 8.5 in |

53 cm | 1.74 ft | 1 ft & 8.9 in |

54 cm | 1.77 ft | 1 ft & 9.3 in |

55 cm | 1.8 ft | 1 ft & 9.7 in |

56 cm | 1.84 ft | 1 ft & 10 in |

57 cm | 1.87 ft | 1 ft & 10.4 in |

58 cm | 1.9 ft | 1 ft & 10.8 in |

59 cm | 1.94 ft | 1 ft & 11.2 in |

60 cm | 1.97 ft | 1 ft & 11.6 in |

61 cm | 2 ft | 2 ft & 0 in |

62 cm | 2.03 ft | 2 ft & 0.4 in |

63 cm | 2.07 ft | 2 ft & 0.8 in |

64 cm | 2.1 ft | 2 ft & 1.2 in |

65 cm | 2.13 ft | 2 ft & 1.6 in |

66 cm | 2.17 ft | 2 ft & 2 in |

67 cm | 2.2 ft | 2 ft & 2.4 in |

68 cm | 2.23 ft | 2 ft & 2.8 in |

69 cm | 2.26 ft | 2 ft & 3.2 in |

70 cm | 2.3 ft | 2 ft & 3.6 in |

71 cm | 2.33 ft | 2 ft & 4 in |

72 cm | 2.36 ft | 2 ft & 4.3 in |

73 cm | 2.4 ft | 2 ft & 4.7 in |

74 cm | 2.43 ft | 2 ft & 5.1 in |

75 cm | 2.46 ft | 2 ft & 5.5 in |

76 cm | 2.49 ft | 2 ft & 5.9 in |

77 cm | 2.53 ft | 2 ft & 6.3 in |

78 cm | 2.56 ft | 2 ft & 6.7 in |

79 cm | 2.59 ft | 2 ft & 7.1 in |

80 cm | 2.62 ft | 2 ft & 7.5 in |

81 cm | 2.66 ft | 2 ft & 7.9 in |

82 cm | 2.69 ft | 2 ft & 8.3 in |

83 cm | 2.72 ft | 2 ft & 8.7 in |

84 cm | 2.76 ft | 2 ft & 9.1 in |

85 cm | 2.79 ft | 2 ft & 9.5 in |

86 cm | 2.82 ft | 2 ft & 9.9 in |

87 cm | 2.85 ft | 2 ft & 10.3 in |

88 cm | 2.89 ft | 2 ft & 10.6 in |

89 cm | 2.92 ft | 2 ft & 11 in |

90 cm | 2.95 ft | 2 ft & 11.4 in |

91 cm | 2.99 ft | 2 ft & 11.8 in |

92 cm | 3.02 ft | 3 ft & 0.2 in |

93 cm | 3.05 ft | 3 ft & 0.6 in |

94 cm | 3.08 ft | 3 ft & 1 in |

95 cm | 3.12 ft | 3 ft & 1.4 in |

96 cm | 3.15 ft | 3 ft & 1.8 in |

97 cm | 3.18 ft | 3 ft & 2.2 in |

98 cm | 3.22 ft | 3 ft & 2.6 in |

99 cm | 3.25 ft | 3 ft & 3 in |

100 cm | 3.28 ft | 3 ft & 3.4 in |

centimeters (cm) | feet (ft) | feet & inches (ft & in) |
---|---|---|

101 cm | 3.31 ft | 3 ft & 3.8 in |

102 cm | 3.35 ft | 3 ft & 4.2 in |

103 cm | 3.38 ft | 3 ft & 4.6 in |

104 cm | 3.41 ft | 3 ft & 4.9 in |

105 cm | 3.44 ft | 3 ft & 5.3 in |

106 cm | 3.48 ft | 3 ft & 5.7 in |

107 cm | 3.51 ft | 3 ft & 6.1 in |

108 cm | 3.54 ft | 3 ft & 6.5 in |

109 cm | 3.58 ft | 3 ft & 6.9 in |

110 cm | 3.61 ft | 3 ft & 7.3 in |

111 cm | 3.64 ft | 3 ft & 7.7 in |

112 cm | 3.67 ft | 3 ft & 8.1 in |

113 cm | 3.71 ft | 3 ft & 8.5 in |

114 cm | 3.74 ft | 3 ft & 8.9 in |

115 cm | 3.77 ft | 3 ft & 9.3 in |

116 cm | 3.81 ft | 3 ft & 9.7 in |

117 cm | 3.84 ft | 3 ft & 10.1 in |

118 cm | 3.87 ft | 3 ft & 10.5 in |

119 cm | 3.9 ft | 3 ft & 10.9 in |

120 cm | 3.94 ft | 3 ft & 11.2 in |

121 cm | 3.97 ft | 3 ft & 11.6 in |

122 cm | 4 ft | 4 ft & 0 in |

123 cm | 4.04 ft | 4 ft & 0.4 in |

124 cm | 4.07 ft | 4 ft & 0.8 in |

125 cm | 4.1 ft | 4 ft & 1.2 in |

126 cm | 4.13 ft | 4 ft & 1.6 in |

127 cm | 4.17 ft | 4 ft & 2 in |

128 cm | 4.2 ft | 4 ft & 2.4 in |

129 cm | 4.23 ft | 4 ft & 2.8 in |

130 cm | 4.27 ft | 4 ft & 3.2 in |

131 cm | 4.3 ft | 4 ft & 3.6 in |

132 cm | 4.33 ft | 4 ft & 4 in |

133 cm | 4.36 ft | 4 ft & 4.4 in |

134 cm | 4.4 ft | 4 ft & 4.8 in |

135 cm | 4.43 ft | 4 ft & 5.1 in |

136 cm | 4.46 ft | 4 ft & 5.5 in |

137 cm | 4.49 ft | 4 ft & 5.9 in |

138 cm | 4.53 ft | 4 ft & 6.3 in |

139 cm | 4.56 ft | 4 ft & 6.7 in |

140 cm | 4.59 ft | 4 ft & 7.1 in |

141 cm | 4.63 ft | 4 ft & 7.5 in |

142 cm | 4.66 ft | 4 ft & 7.9 in |

143 cm | 4.69 ft | 4 ft & 8.3 in |

144 cm | 4.72 ft | 4 ft & 8.7 in |

145 cm | 4.76 ft | 4 ft & 9.1 in |

146 cm | 4.79 ft | 4 ft & 9.5 in |

147 cm | 4.82 ft | 4 ft & 9.9 in |

148 cm | 4.86 ft | 4 ft & 10.3 in |

149 cm | 4.89 ft | 4 ft & 10.7 in |

150 cm | 4.92 ft | 4 ft & 11.1 in |

151 cm | 4.95 ft | 4 ft & 11.4 in |

152 cm | 4.99 ft | 4 ft & 11.8 in |

153 cm | 5.02 ft | 5 ft & 0.2 in |

154 cm | 5.05 ft | 5 ft & 0.6 in |

155 cm | 5.09 ft | 5 ft & 1 in |

156 cm | 5.12 ft | 5 ft & 1.4 in |

157 cm | 5.15 ft | 5 ft & 1.8 in |

158 cm | 5.18 ft | 5 ft & 2.2 in |

159 cm | 5.22 ft | 5 ft & 2.6 in |

160 cm | 5.25 ft | 5 ft & 3 in |

161 cm | 5.28 ft | 5 ft & 3.4 in |

162 cm | 5.31 ft | 5 ft & 3.8 in |

163 cm | 5.35 ft | 5 ft & 4.2 in |

164 cm | 5.38 ft | 5 ft & 4.6 in |

165 cm | 5.41 ft | 5 ft & 5 in |

166 cm | 5.45 ft | 5 ft & 5.4 in |

167 cm | 5.48 ft | 5 ft & 5.7 in |

168 cm | 5.51 ft | 5 ft & 6.1 in |

169 cm | 5.54 ft | 5 ft & 6.5 in |

170 cm | 5.58 ft | 5 ft & 6.9 in |

171 cm | 5.61 ft | 5 ft & 7.3 in |

172 cm | 5.64 ft | 5 ft & 7.7 in |

173 cm | 5.68 ft | 5 ft & 8.1 in |

174 cm | 5.71 ft | 5 ft & 8.5 in |

175 cm | 5.74 ft | 5 ft & 8.9 in |

176 cm | 5.77 ft | 5 ft & 9.3 in |

177 cm | 5.81 ft | 5 ft & 9.7 in |

178 cm | 5.84 ft | 5 ft & 10.1 in |

179 cm | 5.87 ft | 5 ft & 10.5 in |

180 cm | 5.91 ft | 5 ft & 10.9 in |

181 cm | 5.94 ft | 5 ft & 11.3 in |

182 cm | 5.97 ft | 5 ft & 11.7 in |

183 cm | 6 ft | 6 ft & 0 in |

184 cm | 6.04 ft | 6 ft & 0.4 in |

185 cm | 6.07 ft | 6 ft & 0.8 in |

186 cm | 6.1 ft | 6 ft & 1.2 in |

187 cm | 6.14 ft | 6 ft & 1.6 in |

188 cm | 6.17 ft | 6 ft & 2 in |

189 cm | 6.2 ft | 6 ft & 2.4 in |

190 cm | 6.23 ft | 6 ft & 2.8 in |

191 cm | 6.27 ft | 6 ft & 3.2 in |

192 cm | 6.3 ft | 6 ft & 3.6 in |

193 cm | 6.33 ft | 6 ft & 4 in |

194 cm | 6.36 ft | 6 ft & 4.4 in |

195 cm | 6.4 ft | 6 ft & 4.8 in |

196 cm | 6.43 ft | 6 ft & 5.2 in |

197 cm | 6.46 ft | 6 ft & 5.6 in |

198 cm | 6.5 ft | 6 ft & 6 in |

199 cm | 6.53 ft | 6 ft & 6.3 in |

200 cm | 6.56 ft | 6 ft & 6.7 in |

## Conversion of 1 centimeter (cm) to other units of length

Here is a reference list providing a conversion of 1 centimeter (cm) to its equivalent values in various units of length, both metric and imperial:

- 1 centimeter (cm) = 10,000,000 nanometers (nm)
- 1 centimeter (cm) = 10,000 micrometers (µm)
- 1 centimeter (cm) = 10 millimeters (mm)
- 1 centimeter (cm) = 0.1 decimeter (dm)
- 1 centimeter (cm) = 0.01 meter (m)
- 1 centimeter (cm) = 0.00001 kilometer (km)
- 1 centimeter (cm) = 0.39370078740157 inch (in)
- 1 centimeter (cm) = 0.032808398950131 foot (ft)
- 1 centimeter (cm) = 0.010936132983377 yard (yd)
- 1 centimeter (cm) = 0.0000062137119223733 mile (mi)
- 1 centimeter (cm) = 0.0000053995680345572 nautical mile (nmi)

## What is a centimeter (cm)?

Definition of centimeter: A centimeter is a unit of length in the International System of Units (SI), commonly known as the metric system. It is equal to one hundredth of a meter (10^-2 m). It is often used for everyday measurements involving shorter distances than meters, such as human height.

The abbreviation for centimeter is cm. The single Unicode character ㎝ (U+339D) represents the 2-character Latin abbreviation for centimeter. The Windows Alt code for this character ㎝ is Alt + 13213.

## What is a foot (ft)?

Definition of foot: A foot is an imperial and US customary unit of length equivalent to 12 inches or 0.3048 meters. It is commonly used in the United States and the United Kingdom for measuring height, furniture dimensions and some sports distances.

The abbreviation for foot is ft.

The informal symbol for foot is represented by a single prime (′) or single quote (‘). For example, 6 feet can be written as 6′.