# cm to ft in. converter

Our cm to ft in. converter can **instantly convert centimeters to feet and inches.** This is an ideal tool to aid with length conversion between metric and US customary system units.

Below we've added a short text detailing:

- How to convert
**cm**to**ft and in**; - How to do the inverse conversion of
**inches and feet to centimeters**; - Conversion examples; and
- How to use
**mixed measurements**.

## What are cm?

**Cm** is the abbreviation of centimeters, which represent **1/100 th of a meter (0.01)**, the base length unit of the **International System of Units (SI)**. Using the inverse conversion, a meter represents **100 centimeters**.

## What does ft and in. mean?

**Ft and in. stand for feet and inches, respectively.** These are both length units from the US customary system of units, with **a foot being equal to exactly 12 inches**. To write a measurement using both units, you should use feet *first* and *then convert the decimal part to inches*. E.g., **5.6** feet is **5 feet and 7.2 inches**.

We can also refer to **ft** using **'** (single quotation mark) and to **in.** using **''** (double quotation mark).

Our cm to ft in converter supports many other units too! Feel free to experiment with it.

## How do you convert cm to ft and in.?

To convert centimeters to feet and inches, follow these simple steps:

- Divide the measurement in centimeters by
**30.48**to convert to feet. **Round down**the result to get the number of**feet**first and write it down. We'll use the**decimal part**(before rounding) to get the inches.- Multiply this decimal part by 12 to obtain the number of
**inches**.

E.g., if we wanted to convert **78 cm** to **ft and in.**:

`78 / 30.48 ≈ 2.56`

.- Rounding down
**2.56**means**2 ft**. - Lastly,
`0.56 × 12 = 6.72`

, therefore**78 cm equals 2 ft and 6.72 inches**.

## How to convert ft and in to cm

Converting ft and in. to cm is just as easy:

- Divide the number of inches by
**12**and add the result to the number of feet. E.g.,`16 + 6/12 = 16.5`

- Multiply this value by
**30.48**to get the number of centimeters. In our example,`16.5 = 502.92`

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## FAQ

### How much is 178 cm in ft and in.?

**5 feet and 10 inches.** **178 cm** is approximately equal to **5.84 ft** (`178 / 30.48 ≈ 5.84`

), and **0.84 ft** are about **10 in.** (`0.84 * 12 ≈ 10`

). Therefore **178 cm ≈ 5 ft 10 in.**

### What are mixed measurements?

Mixed measurements refer to measurements using a combination of units, such as feet and inches or meters and centimeters. The most common examples are using feet and inches to describe a person's height or using hours, minutes, and seconds to refer to the length of a movie.