Feet to inches

There are 12 inches (in) in 1 foot (ft). Both feet and inches are units of length in the US customary and imperial systems of measurement. The foot has had many different definitions over the course of history, but since 1959, has been defined based on the meter, as exactly 0.3048 meters and inch was defined to be 2.52 centimeters. The meter is the base unit of length in the International System of Units (SI).

Feet to inches conversion

The following converter can convert from feet to inches or inches to feet. Just enter a value in either feet or inches to convert between the two.


Feet to inches conversion explained

As mentioned above,

1 foot = 12 inches

so it follows that:

1 inch = feet

Converting between the two units requires you to remember either of these relationships. As long as you remember one of these, you can convert between feet and inches. Multiply the value by 12 if you are converting from feet to inches. Divide by 12 if you are converting from inches to feet.


1. Convert 6 feet to inches:

6 feet × 12 = 72 inches

2. John is 68 inches tall. How tall is he in feet and inches?

68 inches ÷ 12 = 5.667 feet, or 5 feet 8 inches