When you say that someone is five-foot-four tall , does it mean five feet and four inches (1.65m)?
1 foot=12 inch, so for five feet, 5x12=60 inch , by adding 4 inch
1 inch=2.54 cm
64*2,54=162.56 cm(exact height)
I usually round 2.54 cm down to 2.5 to be practical in a height calculation, thus five-foot-four means (to me) 1 meters 60 centimeters or simply 1.60 m(or 160cm.) .
PS:1 foot=30.48 cm, I round this down to 30 cm. So the simple calculation is;
30x5+4x2.5=160 cm=1.6 m
I'm used to calculating this way but for any official record where being exact is important, It would be
162 or 163 cm.(rounding up or down is up to you)
Last edited by euncu; 15-Jan-2010 at 18:15.