Centimeters To Feet

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How does this Calculator Work?
To use this centimeter to feet conversion calculator, simply enter the centimeter value and click on the convert button. It will display results with feet and inch output in a single click followed by all conversion steps.

A centimeter is the International System of Units (SI) of length in, the current form of the metric system. It is defined as 1/100 meters. Unit For centimeter cm.

Feet (symbol: ft) is a unit of length in the imperial and US customary systems of measurement. A foot was defined as exactly 0.3048 meters in 1959. One foot contains 12 inches, and one yard is comprised of three feet.

How to Convert Centimeter to Feet
1 cm = 0.032808399 ft
1 ft = 30.48 cm

Example: convert 15 cm to ft:
15 cm = 15 × 0.032808399 ft = 0.4921259843 ft

CM to Feet

In our day-to-day life, we tend to do tons of things right from having dinner to going to college/ school to get an education. To do these things we travel a certain distance or to be correct we cover a certain distance. Now as students we come across many problems or activity which involves the term ‘LENGTH’.

Length is used to measure up many things such as the length of walls, the building, the height of a person, and many more. For this, we have certain terms which we use to denote the unit of length. Well of course there are ‘meters’ but apart from that, we have other units too which are also used in various applications and are just as important as the meter.

Let’s look into some of the units which we use for length.


  • What is a centimeter? Unit of length,
  • The term as a whole consists of two separate terms viz. Cent and meter.
  • Now most of us are very well versed with these terms. Cent is 1/100 of a meter or as a matter of fact, it is 1/100th term for most things,
  • For example DOLLAR, Cent is 1/100th of a dollar. And I don’t think I need to explain the term ‘meter’.
  • Meter is the SI unit of length. SI is the abbreviation for ‘Système international’ which is a French term.

In elementary school, the scales we use, are centimeters units. As we grow up centimeter is still stuck with us. High school or colleges uses the unit of the meter in mathematic problems or engineering drawing for that matter but to draw them out on the sheets with units of the meter is a massive and hectic task. So what we do is we convert centimeters to meters. So yes centimeter is just as important as any other unit for length even though it is 1/100th of a meter.


  • Another unit for length is feet.
  • Feet has great historical recognition as it was used by Romans, Greek, Chinese, French, and English.
  • Some of you might have a question, Are these feet the same as the feet of human anatomy? Then yes, yes it is the same feet we are talking of both unit-wise and human feet type.
  • So as history goes, ‘feet’ is a sort of barter system used by traders mostly. Not the ‘feet’ is supposed to be of the white male with 15% of his body length. Since it varied with different land and different region much later in 1959 the agreement came up which specifically stated the guidelines for what feet should be.
  • The most common example where we definitely use feet as a unit for length is in measuring height.
  • As all units are equal to some numeric value to their SI unit, similarly feet are also equal to meters. So 3.2 feet when added together make one whole meter. Feet are always abbreviated to Ft. for ease.


The given below is the equation that helps to convert centimeters to feet.
1 cm= 0.032 feet

The above relationship is pretty simple to follow up and the conversions are also simple, one can do it without the need of using a calculator.

Is the conversion necessary?

This totally depends on the user if they want to convert the centimeter to feet. For different applications, it might be necessary to convert it to feet. For example, if the height of a person is measured in centimeters but since the general unit used for height is feet, then definitely there is a need for the conversion. But other than that it totally differs from the understandability of person to person.

Fun Fact About Feet

As we use meters or centimeters in our daily interaction with measuring the length of any kind. Similarly, the U.S.A is a country where they use feet in their day-to-day life. Now the question arises- WHY? This is because people there are more familiar with the term ‘feet’ rather than meter or centimeter. For them, the meter is less interactive with daily objects. However, under ‘The Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness act of 1988’, the U.S is required to use the metric system for trade and commerce.

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