A length of 179 centimeters is equivalent to 5.8727 feet. This is approximately 5 feet 10.5 inches if describing a person's height. The centimeter is the unit of choice to describe human height in many countries, although the United States uses feet instead.
Converting centimeters to feet requires two simple conversions. The first conversion is between centimeters and inches. One inch is equivalent to 2.54 centimeters; therefore, 179 centimeters is the same as 70.4724 inches. The second and final calculation in the conversion process is turning inches into feet. One foot is equivalent to 12 inches. When this conversion is applied, 5.8272 feet, or a height of 5 feet 10.5 inches is the result.