The equivalent of 5 feet is 152.4 centimeters. Five feet also equals 60 inches. Since there are 2.54 centimeters per inch, converting 5 feet to centimeters requires multiplying the number of inches, 60, by 2.54.
Because there are 100 centimeters per meter, another equivalent of 5 feet is 1.524 meters. Since there are 10 millimeters in a centimeter, there are 1,524 millimeters in 5 feet. Meters, centimeters and millimeters are all units of length in the International System of Units, commonly called the metric system. This system of measurement is favored by the scientific community and is used by many nations around the world.