When it comes to measuring height, length, or distance, feet and inches are some of the most common units used, particularly in the United States.
However, it can sometimes be tricky to get a feel for how many inches are in a foot, especially if you’re used to the metric system.
Luckily, converting inches into feet isn’t too challenging.
There are 12 inches in a single foot. This means that, in order to find out how many feet are in 60 inches, we would need to divide 60 by 12. The result is 5, which tells us that you can make 5 feet out of 60 inches.
Dividing the number of inches by 12 can always help you find the number of feet.
For example, if you want to know how many feet are in 100 inches, you would divide 100 by 12.
The answer, which is about 8.3, tells us that there are about 8.3 feet in 100 inches.
If you want to find out how many inches there are in a particular amount of feet, you can reverse the equation.
In this case, you would multiply the number of feet by 12.
Using the same initial example, you can multiply 5 feet by 12 to find that 5 feet equal 60 inches.
If you have 2 feet, you can multiply that number by 12 to find that there are 24 inches in 2 feet.
If you don’t want to do the math, you can always use a conversion chart or calculator to help you figure out how many feet there are in a given number of inches or vice versa.
Units of measurements conversion calculator
Inches into feet conversion table
You can also 60 inches into other units of measurements such as meters, centimeters, millimeters, yards, and miles.
- 60 inches= 1.524 meters
- 60 inches = 152.4 centimeters
- 60 inches = 1524 millimeters
- 60 inches = 1.666 yards
- 60 inches = 0.0009 miles
Feet and inches are both units of measurement used in the imperial system.
This system isn’t as commonly used around the world as the metric system, but it’s the main system of measurement in the United States.
The foot unit of measurement, however, dates back to ancient Greece and Rome.
Body parts were often used as units of measurement, and a male human foot was often used to mark off distance.
The foot unit of measurement was generally broken down into 10 to 12 thumb lengths.
The human thumb is about an inch long, which is where we get our inch from today.
Over time, the ‘foot’ unit of measurement came to be standardized until most feet units were considered to be just shorter or longer than 12 thumbs or inches, which is why the foot today is 12 inches long.