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Postby Jann » Mon Jul 12, 2004 10:17 pm

How do I convert 170 sm height, into feet and inches...

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Postby Knight » Tue Jul 13, 2004 8:45 pm

Jann wrote:How do I convert 170 sm height, into feet and inches...

Jann, what are sm? - If you are meaning cm - centimeters, than 1 cm is equal to 0.3937 inches. 170 cm would be 66.93 inches.

To get this to feet, divide by 12 inches per foot, an you have 5.5775 feet.
That would be five feet and 0.5775 feet - 0.5775 x 12 inches per foot is 6.93 inches, so you have five feet, six inches plus 0.93 inches.

I'd not bother converting 0.93 inches to a fractional inch - it just doesn't convert to anything you'd find on a ruler. I'd call it a little less than five feet seven inches.
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