converting meters to feet and centimeters to inches.

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converting meters to feet and centimeters to inches.

Postby joeloke22 » Sun May 22, 2005 3:03 am

if man or a woman is 1 meter and 89 centimeters in height, how many feet and inches does the man or woman measure up to?
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Postby Guest » Sun May 22, 2005 5:00 am

1 meter and 89 centimeters


In the SI, one never splits units this way. Either 1.89 m or 189 cm would be correct, 1 meter and 89 centimeters is incorrect.

We'll use 189 cm and note that 2.54 cm = 1 inch exactly,
so 189 cm x 1 inch/2.54 cm = 74.4"

6 feet is 72 inches, so 74.4 - 72 inches = 2.4 inches are leftover. Subtracting 2", 0.4" are leftover. Converting that to a fraction, it is about 13/32, although that is probably more precision than warranted, so the person is 6' 2 13/32", but 6' 2 3/8" may be close enough.
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Postby joeloke22 » Mon May 23, 2005 8:41 pm

Thanx for the info. Guest! :wink:
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Postby Guest » Tue Aug 23, 2005 5:44 am

if a person is 1m 60 how much is that in ' ''?
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Postby Guest » Sun Oct 02, 2005 7:33 pm

To follow the previous posters calculations it would be 160/2.54 (1m60cm divided by 1inch which is 2.54cm) which equals 62.992 inches so 5' 2.99" rounded up would be 5' 3".

Thanks for the help figuring this stuff! I didn't know how to figure it out either until I found this site.
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Postby joeloke22 » Mon Oct 31, 2005 10:56 pm

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