**Definitions:**

**Centimeter** (abbreviation: **cm**): is a unit of length in the SI metric system, equal to one hundredth of a metre, centi being the prefix for a factor of 1/100. The centimetre was the base unit of length in the now deprecated centimetre–gram–second (CGS) system of units.

**Foot** (abbreviation: **ft**): (plural feet) is a unit of length in the imperial and US customary systems of measurement. Since 1959, both units have been accepted equivalent to exactly 0.3048 meters by international agreement.

## How to Convert Centimeters to Feet

*Example: How many feet are equivalent to 20.9 centimeters?*

As;

1 centimeters = 0.032808 feet

20.9 centimeters = Y feet

Assuming Y is the answer, and by criss-cross principle;

Y equals 20.9 times 0.032808 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 20.9 * 0.032808 / 1 = 0.6856872 feet

Answer is: 0.6856872 feet are equivalent to 20.9 centimeters.

*Practice Question: Convert the following units into ft:*

N.B.: After working out the answer to each of the next questions, click adjacent button to see the correct answer.

( i ) 42.34 cm

( ii ) 82.68 cm

( iii ) 48.51 cm