Convert inches to feet

Convert inches to feet and calculate any ft value by giving the number of in. For example, 72 inches to feet is equals 6 ft. See also feet to inches converter.


Inch (abbreviated in) – is defined as an imperial unit. So as a measurement system used in Great Britain and British colonies. 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. As with other common measures of length, the inch has had different names and lengths throughout its history. The name of the country in which it was used was additionally added to the name “inch”. Depending on the country, this value ranged from 23.22 mm for the Spanish inch mm to about 27.07 for the French inch.


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. For this reason, there are many names of feet that differ in length. Typically, the foot in the 18th and 19th centuries was 28.3 cm to 32.5 cm long. There are also feet of ancient origin, the length of which is from 29.6 cm for the altar foot to 35 cm for the Egyptian and Pergame foot. Nowadays, when we talk about the foot, we usually mean the English foot, which is 30.48 cm.

Convert feet to inches and check results on the tables

Inches [in]Feet [ft]
1 0.083
2 0.167
3 0.250
4 0.333
5 0.417
6 0.500
7 0.583
Inches to feet calculation

Examples of length and height conversions using inches to feet

The inches to feet converter is a convenient tool for checking length, depth or height, in feet. You can check the value of meters per inches or inches per feet. Convert inches to feet is best to present the operation of the converter on a few examples, such as river lengths or mountain heights.

The length of the rivers:

  • Nelson–Saskatchewan 2570 km (Hudson Bay) this length can be converted into 101181102.362 inches as well as 13569600000 feet.
  • Northern Salado 2010 km (Paraná) this length can be converted into 79133858.267 inches as well as 10612800000 feet.
  • Volta 1600 km (Gulf of Guinea) this length can be converted into 62992125.984 inches as well as 8448000000 feet.
  • Vaal 1210 km (Orange) this length can be converted into 47637795.275 inches as well as 6388800000 feet.

High mountains:

  • K2 8611 m (Pakistan) you can convert this height into 339015.748 inches and also on 45466080 feet.
  • Kongur Tagh 7649 m (China) you can convert this height into 301141.732 inches and also on 40386720 feet.
  • One World Trade Center 541.3 m (New York City, United States) it is tall as 21311.024 inches and 2858064 feet.
  • Shum Yip Upperhills Tower 1 388.1 m (Shenzhen) it is tall as 15279.528 inches and 2049168 feet.