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

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History/origin: Prior khổng lồ standardization of units of measurement, and the definition of the foot currently in use, the measurement of the foot was used in many different systems including the Greek, Roman, English, Chinese, & French systems, varying in length between each. The various lengths were due to parts of the human body historically being used as a basis for units of length (such as the cubit, hand, span, digit, và many others, sometimes referred to as anthropic units). This resulted in the measurement of a foot varying between 250 mm và 335 mm in the past compared lớn the current definition of 304.8 mm. While the United States is one of the few, if not only, countries in which the foot is still widely used, many countries used their own version of the foot prior khổng lồ metrication, as evidenced by a fairly large list of obsolete feet measurements.

Current use: The foot is primarily used in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom for many everyday applications. In the US, feet & inches are commonly used khổng lồ measure height, shorter distances, field length (sometimes in the size of yards), etc. Feet are also commonly used lớn measure altitude (aviation) as well as elevation (such as that of a mountain). The international foot corresponds to human feet with shoe kích thước 13 (UK), 14 (US male), 15.5 (US female), or 46 (EU).

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Definition: A centimeter (symbol: cm) is a unit of length in the International System of Units (SI), the current form of the metric system. It is defined as 1/100 meters.

History/origin: A centimeter is based on the yêu thích unit meter, và as the prefix "centi" indicates, is equal to lớn one hundredth of a meter. Metric prefixes range from factors of 10-18 to lớn 1018 based on a decimal system, with the base (in this case the meter) having no prefix & having a factor of 1. Learning some of the more commonly used metric prefixes, such as kilo-, mega-, giga-, tera-, centi-, milli-, micro-, & nano-, can be helpful for quickly navigating metric units.

Current use: The centimeter, like the meter, is used in all sorts of applications worldwide (in countries that have undergone metrication) in instances where a smaller denomination of the meter is required. Height is commonly measured in centimeters outside of countries like the United States.

Foot to lớn Centimeter Conversion Table

Foot Centimeter
0.01 ft0.3048 cm
0.1 ft3.048 cm
1 ft30.48 cm
2 ft60.96 cm
3 ft91.44 cm
5 ft152.4 cm
10 ft304.8 cm
20 ft609.6 cm
50 ft1524 cm
100 ft3048 cm
1000 ft30480 cm

How lớn Convert Foot lớn Centimeter

1 ft = 30.48 cm1 cm = 0.032808399 ft