# Convert 170 cm to Feet

## Quick Answer

**170 cm** is approximately **5.5774 feet**

**170 cm** is approximately **5 feet and 6.93 inches**

In the following, we shall learn how to convert 170 cm to feet, or convert 170 cm to feet and inches.

This conversion is most commonly useful when we need to know the height of a person in feet, given the height in centimeters.

## Converting 170 cm to Feet (Decimal)

To convert 170 cm into feet using decimal format, follow these steps:

**Step 1: Conversion Formula from Centimeters to Feet**

The formula for to convert given length from centimeters to feet is:\( \text{feet} = \dfrac{\text{centimeters}}{30.48} \)

**Step 2: Plug in the Value**

Insert the value of 170 cm into the formula:\( \text{feet} = \dfrac{170}{30.48} \)

**Step 3: Calculate the Result**

Perform the calculation:\( \text{feet} = 5.5774 \)

Simplify the fraction to get the feet in decimal point. The decimal part can be indefinite. So, you may stop the division, when you think you got the right accuray as per your requirement.

So, **170 cm** equals approximately **5.5774 feet**.

## Converting 170 cm to Feet and Inches

If you prefer to represent the result in feet and inches, here are the steps. In this case, the resulting feet is a whole number, and the inches part can have decimal part.

**Step 1: Extract the Feet**

From the previous calculation, we know:\( \text{feet} = 5.5774 \)

The whole number part is 5. Therefore there are whole 5 feet in given length of centimeters.

Next, we find the number of inches.

**Step 2: Convert the Decimal to Inches**

To convert the decimal part (0.5774) into inches, multiply it by 12 (since 1 foot = 12 inches):\( \text{inches} = 0.5774 \times 12 = 6.9288 \)

This is approximately equal to 6.93 inches. As we already said, round the number to specific number of decimal places, as per your requirement.

So, **170 cm** is approximately **5 feet and 6.93 inches**.

## Where is this Conversion from Centimeters to Feet is Used?

There are many real-life scenarios in which we may need to convert 170 cm to feet.

The following are some of the scenarios where this conversion is most commonly used.

**Personal Height:**For example, consider that you know your height in cm and say that it is 170 cm. And you have travelled to some couuntries where feet is used instead of centimeters. You may need to fill some medical forms, or travel documents where you need to specify the height in feet.**Sports and Athletics:**Audience can be from any coner of the world. So, when broadcasting the details of players in sports like in basketball and soccer, the height meausurements are often provided in both centimeters and feet.**Travel and Immigration Forms:**Some international travel forms require height in feet and inches. If you know your height in centimeters, and would need to fill the form in feet, or feet and inches, this conversion could be really helpful.

## Quick Estimation for Centimeters to Feet

If you need to quickly estimate centimeters to feet, use this simple approximation:

- 1 foot โ 30 cm (since 1 foot = 30.48 cm)
- 170 cm รท 30 โ 5.67 feet

While not exact, this estimate is close enough for casual conversations and quick calculations.

## Summary

To summarize:

**170 cm**is approximately**5.5774 feet in decimal format****170 cm**is approximately**5 feet and 6.93 inches in feet-inches format**

These conversions are helpful for practical applications, whether you're dealing with personal measurements, furniture dimensions, or construction projects.