Foot to Centimeter Converter
What is foot?
Foot is a common unit of length. Its abbreviation is “ft”. In the past, human body was the base from which length units were derived. Foot is an important unit in the US customary systems of measurement.
English, Chinese, and French and some other systems use foot for length measurement.
In general, foot ranges from a quarter to a third of a meter depending on the system used.
The fact is that the international foot is the most commonly used nowadays which equals 12 inches.
All of us use rulers everyday. Rulers are digitized in centimeters, but what is the centimeter?
Centimeter is a metric unit which is used mostly to measure small distances. Centimeter can be abbreviated as “CM.” One inch consists of 2.54 centimeters.
There is a french origion for the word “centimeter”. It came from 2 Latin words, “centum” and ” mètre”.