1. ## five-foot-four

When you say that someone is five-foot-four tall , does it mean five feet and four inches (1.65m)?

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2. ## Re: five-foot-four

Originally Posted by blueeye
When you say that someone is five-foot-four tall , does it mean five feet and four inches (1.65m)?

Thanks
Yes, that's what it means.

3. ## Re: five-foot-four

1 foot=12 inch, so for five feet, 5x12=60 inch , by adding 4 inch
60+4=64 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)

4. ## Re: five-foot-four

Originally Posted by blueeye
When you say that someone is five-foot-four tall , does it mean five feet and four inches (1.65m)?

Thanks
(Not a teacher)

You might also hear it said as simply 'five-four'.

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