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    One seventy five ?

    Can I say : "I'm one seventy five", meaning that my height is 1.75 metres ?

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    Exclamation Re: One seventy five ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ph2004 View Post
    Can I say : "I'm one seventy five", meaning that my height is 1.75 metres ?
    The correct way of expressing is; I'm 1.75 meters tall.

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    Re: One seventy five ?

    If X is a reasonable number (say, between 3 and 100), then I am likely to interpret the following phrase as being your age:

    "I'm X"


    In the UK, unless it is required for scientific purposes or to comply with a specific numbering convention, a person's height is usually measured using the imperial units of foot (') and inches (").

    If:

    1m ≈ 1'3" (ie 1 foot 3 inches)

    then,

    1.75m ≈ 5'9" (ie 5 foot 9 inches, or 5 foot 9, or five nine when somebody asks how tall you are).


    If the metric system is used then, 1.75m becomes:

    one point, seven-five meters. [note: not seventy-five]

    Thus, "I'm one point, seven-five meters tall".

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