How Big Is a Foot?


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A foot is 12 inches, or one-third of a yard. The foot is one of the most common units for length in the imperial measurement system.

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There are length units both smaller and larger than feet. The inch is a smaller length unit, but the yard and mile are both common units that are larger than a foot. There are 1,760 yards in a single mile, which equals 5,280 feet. The foot can also be converted to metric units. There are 30.48 centimeters in a single foot. To convert any amount of feet to centimeters, multiply it by 30.48. Similarly, to convert directly from feet to meters, multiply it by 0.3048.

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