The feet-to-centimeter conversion result shows that 5 feet 6 inches equals 167.64 centimeters. The arithmetic conversion formula consists of the number of feet multiplied by 30.40 for the result in centimeters.
There are alternatives to using the hand-calculated method to convert feet to centimeters. Several Internet search engines, including Google, Bing and Yahoo, provide a quick conversion calculator. To use them, one must enter the figures in the search box. For example, when “5.5 ft to cm” is input, Google’s results are instant, while Bing and Yahoo will require hitting the enter key or search icon to obtain the result 167.64 cm. Other websites include Metric-Conversions.org and WorldwideMetric.com. The U.S. uses measurements based on the imperial system, while most of the world uses metric measurements due to their ease of use.