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Postby dough » Wed Feb 02, 2005 6:58 am

How many feet are in 151 centimeters?
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Postby Conquest » Mon Feb 07, 2005 9:57 am

There are 30.4799999536704 centimeters in one foot. If you divide the total centimeters (151) by 30.4799999536704 cm/ft, you come up with 4.954068249 feet.
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Postby Guest » Thu Mar 17, 2005 6:55 am

Conquest wrote:There are 30.4799999536704 centimeters in one foot. If you divide the total centimeters (151) by 30.4799999536704 cm/ft, you come up with 4.954068249 feet.


That figure is only correct if you are using the pre-1959 foot. now known as the US survey foot, and used only in surveying. In 1959, the English-speaking nations resolved their minor differences in the foot and agreed on 30.48 cm/ft exactly (or 25.4 mm.on). Since there are 3 significant figures in the 151 cm, there is little point to more than three figures in the answer, so 4.95'
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Postby Guest » Thu Mar 17, 2005 6:58 am

Anonymous wrote:
Conquest wrote:There are 30.4799999536704 centimeters in one foot. If you divide the total centimeters (151) by 30.4799999536704 cm/ft, you come up with 4.954068249 feet.


That figure is only correct if you are using the pre-1959 foot. now known as the US survey foot, and used only in surveying. In 1959, the English-speaking nations resolved their minor differences in the foot and agreed on 30.48 cm/ft exactly (or 25.4 mm.on). Since there are 3 significant figures in the 151 cm, there is little point to more than three figures in the answer, so 4.95'


Actually, that can't be the survey foot, which is 1200/3937 m. Perhaps it is the British pre-1959 foot. It is not the modern definition.
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