# Feet (ft) and inch to cm calculation

Feet and inch to cm calculation to see how many centimetres are in ft and inches. For example, 5′ 8″ is 172.7 cm, and 5′ 10″ is about 180 cm.

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Feet and inch to cm calculation allows you to make simple calculations. The existence of different metric units (imperial and metric systems) often forces the use of transformations. Converting centimetres to feet and inches is a popular conversion that is used, among other things, for height and body measurement.

## Feet

Feet (ft for short) — as the name suggests, the measure refers to the length of a human foot. For a long time, the foot was the basic unit of measurement for length. Its value has changed both over time and countries. Nowadays, when we talk about the foot, we usually mean the English foot, which is 30.48 cm.

## Inch

Inche (abbreviated in) — is defined as an imperial unit. The measure of an inch was initially three times the length of an average barley grain. In other units, it is also 1/12 of a foot.

## Centimeter

Centimeter (abbreviated cm) – is defined as a hundredth of a meter or 10 millimeters. A unit often used in everyday measurements. Used in many popular hand-held measuring tools. On the other hand, it is poorly used in scientific and engineering calculations.