Many home improvement projects require conversions into centimeters, inches and feet. Learn how to convert feet into centimeters and, as necessary, inches into centimeters.
Multiply the number of feet (ft.) by centimeters (cm). In this example, convert 6 feet (ft.) into centimeters (cm). One foot equals 30.48 centimeters.
Multiply 6 times 30.48 which equals 182.88.
Round up the result to 183; so, 6 feet is equivalent to 183 centimeters. The result may also be written as 6' = 183 cm or 6 ft = 183 cm. If the conversion is 6-feet-4 inches (in), that can also be converted into centimeters.
To convert inches into centimeters, multiply inches by centimeters. One inch equals 2.54 centimeters.
Multiply 4 times 2.54 which equals 10.16. So, 4 inches is equivalent to 10.16 centimeters.
Add the total number of centimeters. Six feet equals 183 centimeters and 4 inches equals 10.16 centimeters; therefore, 6-feet-4 inches equals 193.16 cm. It can also be written as 6' 4" equals 193.16 cm or, for rounding purposes, 193 cm.
Pre-plan projects on paper and provide measurement conversions for the end-user.
Do not waste time or materials; properly convert any measurements before cutting.
Hunter Taylor has been a freelance writer since 2005. She has authored articles for the "The Social Contract Journal," as well as newspapers, legislative magazines and e-newsletters for state legislators and organizations. Taylor holds a Master of Business Administration from Shorter University.