# Convert centimeters to feet

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centimeters (cm)
1 centimeters = 0.033 feet

## Precise decimal and fraction answers

The conversion in feet rounded to six significant decimal places is 1 cm = 0.0328084 ft. The precise fraction answer is 25/762 ft.

### Decimal Precision

Conversion from one to ten decimal places

• 1 cm = 0.03 ft
• 1 cm = 0.033 ft
• 1 cm = 0.0328 ft
• 1 cm = 0.03281 ft
• 1 cm = 0.032808 ft
• 1 cm = 0.0328084 ft
• 1 cm = 0.03280840 ft
• 1 cm = 0.032808399 ft
• 1 cm = 0.0328083990 ft
• 1 cm = 0.03280839895 ft

## Answer in feet and inches

1 cm equals 25/64 in using feet, inches and fractional inches instead of decimals as is traditional in the imperial system. This calculation is accurate to the nearest 1/64th of an inch.

## How many feet are in a centimeter?

There are 0.033 feet in one centimeter. A centimeter is 3.28% of a foot. A foot is 2,948% longer than one centimeter.

## Centimeters to feet conversion factor and formulas

Formula

The conversion factor between centimeters and feet is 30.48. This represents the ratio of centimeters per one foot. To calculate the value in feet, we can either divide by the conversion factor or multiply by its inverse.

### Division

To convert from centimeters to feet, divide centimeters by 30.48.
The formula is expressed as:
cm ÷ 30.48 = ft

### Multiplication

Alternatively we can multiply by the inverse conversion factor to get the same result.
The inverse of 30.48 is 1/30.48 or 0.033. To convert from centimeters to feet, multiply centimeters by 0.033.
The formula is expressed as:
cm × 0.033 = ft

Converting centimeters to feet is a conversion between units from separate unit systems - centimeters are metric (SI) defined units while feet are US Customary / UK Imperial .

SI Unit

Within the SI (metric) system of measurement, the centimeter is officially defined as one hundredth (1/100) of a meter. It is commonly used as measurement from shorter lengths. Internationally it is spelled 'centimetre' whereas the U.S. spells it 'centimeter'. The symbol for centimeters is cm.

Customary/Imperial Unit

The foot is a length unit of measure within the US Customary and UK Imperial systems. It is commonly abbreviated as ft or using the ' symbol. The official definition of the foot is 0.3048 meters. Within the Imperial system, the foot is equal to 12 inches or 1/3 of a yard. The foot is very widely used within the United States in situations where nearly the rest of the world would measure in meters. Globally, the foot is used by the aviation community as the standard measurement of flight altitude eg. 35,000 feet.

## Reverse this conversion

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## 1 centimeters to other length units

### Metric

• 1 cm = 1×10-5 km
• 1 cm = 0.01 m
• 1 cm = 0.1 dm
• 1 cm = 1 cm
• 1 cm = 10 mm
• 1 cm = 10,000 µ
• 1 cm = 1×107 nm

### Imperial/U.S.

• 1 cm = 6.214×10-6 mi
• 1 cm = 0.011 yd
• 1 cm = 0.033 ft
• 1 cm = 0.394 in

## References and Citations

1. International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM) The International System of Units (SI)
2. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) General Tables of Units of Measurement

## Centimeters to feet conversion table

cm ft
1 cm 0.033 ft
2 cm 0.066 ft
3 cm 0.098 ft
4 cm 0.131 ft
5 cm 0.164 ft
6 cm 0.197 ft
7 cm 0.23 ft
8 cm 0.262 ft
9 cm 0.295 ft
10 cm 0.328 ft
cm ft
20 cm 0.656 ft
30 cm 0.984 ft
40 cm 1.312 ft
50 cm 1.64 ft
60 cm 1.969 ft
70 cm 2.297 ft
80 cm 2.625 ft
90 cm 2.953 ft
100 cm 3.281 ft
1,000 cm 32.808 ft