The equivalent of 189 centimeters is approximately 6.2 feet. First, convert the centimeters to inches. By definition, 1 inch is 2.54 centimeters. To convert 189 centimeters to inches, solve the equation 189 centimeters = (x inches)(2.54 centimeters/1 inch).
Rearranging the equation gives 189 centimeters(1 inch/2.54 centimeters) = x inches. The solution is x = 74.41 inches. There are 12 inches in a foot, so converting the inches to feet is done using the equation (74.41 inches)(1 foot/12 inches) = y feet. The solution to that equation is approximately 6.2 feet. This could also be written as 6 feet 2.4 inches.