This height converter will convert your height from feet and inches to meters. It accepts whole numbers as well as decimals (5.5~). It also provides the value in centimeters, as a fraction, and several other formats.
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How To Convert Your Height To Meters
Converting Your Height Using Both Feet And Inches
To convert your height from feet and inches to meters, you would take your height in feet, convert it to inches, and add the remaining inches. Then multiply by 0.0254
For example, if you are 5 feet 8 inches in height, you would first multiply 5 feet by 12 (inches). This equals 60 inches. You would then add the remaining 8 inches.
5 feet 6 inches = (5 (ft) * 12 (in) = 60 (in)) + 8 (in) = 68 inches.
You would then multiply the result by 0.0254. 68 * 0.0254 = 1.7272 centimeters.
Converting Your Height Using Only Feet
If you only need to convert your height in feet to meters, you would multiply your height times 3.2808.
5 feet * 3.2808 = 1.524 meters
Comparing Your Height
According to WorldPopulationReview.com, the average height in 2021 in the United States for women is 5 feet 4 inches (162.56 centimeters) and 5 feet 9 inches (175.26 centimeters) for men.