The equivalent of 5 feet 7 inches is 170.18 centimeters. To convert this measurement, it is necessary to use the fact that 1 inch equals 2.54 centimeters and to change 5 feet 7 inches into 67 inches. Multiplying 67 inches by 2.54 centimeters per inch completes the conversion.
The measurement 170.18 centimeters also equals 1.7018 meters. Since 100 centimeters equals 1 meter, the conversion is completed by moving the decimal point in the number of centimeters two places to the left. Centimeters and meters are units of length in the metric system, while feet and inches are part of the U.S. customary system of measurements.