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# What is 48 inches in feet?

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A measurement of 48 inches is equivalent to 4 feet. Converting from inches to feet can be done by dividing the number of inches by 12, as 12 inches is equivalent to 1 foot.

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In historical English customary measurement systems, certain distance units such as inch and foot were based on the dimensions of certain human body parts. The inch represented the width of a human thumb, and the foot represented the length of a human foot. In some languages, the word for "inch" and the word for "thumb" are the same. Furthermore, in the 14th century, King Edward II declared an inch to be equivalent to the length of three grains of barley measured end-to-end.

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A foot measurement chart is a sheet (usually paper) that measures the length and width of a person’s feet in inches to help determine shoe size, says About.com. Size matters and the information visible on a foot measurement chart should always cross reference with a manufacturer's shoe charts.

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A linear measurement of 48 inches is equal to 4 feet. This measurement is also equal to 1 1/3 yards. In the metric system, 48 inches is equal to 121.92 centimeters or 1.22 meters.

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First, convert your feet and inches measurement into just inches. Do this by multiplying the number of feet by 12 and adding on the number of spare inches. Then, multiply this value by 2.54 to get the result in centimeters.