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    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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    Re: five-foot-four

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

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    Yes, that's what it means.

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    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)
    Last edited by euncu; 15-Jan-2010 at 19:15.


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    Re: five-foot-four

    Quote Originally Posted by blueeye View Post
    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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