x'y" - Feet And Inches. Conversion Chart

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Metric

feet and inches to kilometer (km)
feet and inches to meter (m)
feet and inches to decimeter (dm)
feet and inches to centimeter (cm)
feet and inches to millimeter (mm)
feet and inches to micrometre (micron)
feet and inches to nanometer (nm)
feet and inches to ångström
Units: kilometer (km)  / meter (m)  / decimeter (dm)  / centimeter (cm)  / millimeter (mm)  / micrometre (micron)  / nanometer (nm)  / ångström
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The American System (US Customary Units) and British Imperial Measures

American weights and measures are based on units used in Britain prior to 1826, when imperial system was officially established. Until 1960-1963 American and British units of length were different in 2 parts per million. In the middle of 20th century it started causing problems and the governments of the two countries agreed to refine the measures to exactly match. Since then Great Britain and the United States were using the same measures of length. In the U.S. the old standard of foot was retained with the name US survey foot.

From 1995 the UK adopted metric units for general use. The only imperial measures of length that can be officially used now are miles, yards, feet and inches for road traffic signs.

feet and inches to league
feet and inches to mile (mi)
feet and inches to land
feet and inches to furlong
feet and inches to bolt
feet and inches to chain
feet and inches to pole
feet and inches to rod (rd)
feet and inches to perch
feet and inches to yard (yd)
feet and inches to span
feet and inches to hand
feet and inches to inch (in)
feet and inches to line
feet and inches to mil
feet and inches to microinch
Units: league  / mile (mi)  / land  / furlong  / bolt  / chain  / pole  / rod (rd)  / perch  / yard (yd)  / foot (ft)  /  / span  / hand  / inch (in)  / line  / mil  / microinch
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British Imperial Measure before 1963

The first English official measurement standards were defined in 15th century. British system of units, known as imperial units, was established in 1824. The British Weights and Meausurements Act of 1824 repealed all existing British measures legislation and redefined existing units. The 1963 Weights and Measures Act standartized the international measures.
feet and inches to league
feet and inches to mile (mi)
feet and inches to land
feet and inches to skein
feet and inches to bolt
feet and inches to shackle
feet and inches to furlong
feet and inches to chain
feet and inches to rope
feet and inches to pole
feet and inches to goad
feet and inches to ell
feet and inches to yard (yd)
feet and inches to pace
feet and inches to cubit (cu)
feet and inches to foot (ft)
feet and inches to span (sp)
feet and inches to nail
feet and inches to shaftment
feet and inches to hand (hd)
feet and inches to palm (plm)
feet and inches to inch (in)
feet and inches to finger
feet and inches to digit
feet and inches to barleycorn
feet and inches to poppyseed
feet and inches to line
feet and inches to button
feet and inches to caliber
feet and inches to thou (th)
feet and inches to mil
Units: league  / mile (mi)  / land  / skein  / bolt  / shackle  / furlong  / chain  / rope  / pole  / goad  / ell  / yard (yd)  / pace  / cubit (cu)  / foot (ft)  / span (sp)  / nail  / shaftment  / hand (hd)  / palm (plm)  / inch (in)  / finger  / digit  / barleycorn  / poppyseed  / line  / button  / caliber  / thou (th)  / mil
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US Surveyors' Measure

feet and inches to furlong
feet and inches to Ramsden's (engineers') chain (ch)
feet and inches to Gunter's (surveyors') chain (ch)
feet and inches to Gurley's chain (ch)
feet and inches to Gunter's (surveyors') pole
feet and inches to Gunter's (surveyors') yard
feet and inches to Gunter's (surveyors') foot (ft)
Units: furlong  / Ramsden's (engineers') chain (ch)  / Gunter's (surveyors') chain (ch)  / Gurley's chain (ch)  / Gunter's (surveyors') pole  / Gunter's (surveyors') yard  / Ramsden's (engineers') link  / Gunter's (surveyors') link  / Gurley's link  / Gunter's (surveyors') foot (ft)
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International Nautical Measure

The international nautical mile was defined by the First International Extraordinary Hydrographic Conference, Monaco in 1929. This is the only definition in widespread current use, and is the one accepted by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures. Before 1929 different countries had different definitions, and the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom and the United States did not immediately accept the international value.
feet and inches to nautical league (naut.leag)
feet and inches to nautical mile (naut.mi)
feet and inches to cable length (cbl)
feet and inches to fathom (fath)
Units: nautical league (naut.leag)  / nautical mile (naut.mi)  / cable length (cbl)  / fathom (fath)
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US Nautical Measure

These measures were abandoned in favor of the international nautical measures in 1954.
feet and inches to US nautical mile
feet and inches to US fathom (fath)
Units: US nautical mile  / US cable length  / US fathom (fath)
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British (Imperial) Nautical Measure

These measures were abandoned in favor of the international nautical measures in 1970.
feet and inches to Admiralty mile
feet and inches to Admiralty cable length
Units: Admiralty mile  / Admiralty cable length
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Spanish Customary Units Still In Use Today

These units are still actively used in some countries of Latin America. Their values vary from country to country. You can find more old Spanish customary units on our historical lengths page.
feet and inches to cuadra of Argentina
feet and inches to cuadra of Bolivia
feet and inches to cuadra of Chile
feet and inches to cuadra of Colombia
feet and inches to cuadra of Ecuador
feet and inches to cuadra of Nicaragua
feet and inches to cuadra of Paraguay
feet and inches to cuadra of Uruguay
feet and inches to vara of Argentina
feet and inches to vara of Brazil
feet and inches to vara of Chile
feet and inches to vara of Colombia
feet and inches to vara of Costa Rica
feet and inches to vara of Cuba
feet and inches to vara of Dominican Republic
feet and inches to vara of Ecuador
feet and inches to vara of El Salvador
feet and inches to vara of Guatemala
feet and inches to vara of Honduras
feet and inches to vara of Mexico
feet and inches to vara of Nicaragua
feet and inches to vara of Panama
feet and inches to vara of Paraguay
feet and inches to vara of Peru (peruana)
feet and inches to vara of Peru (española)
feet and inches to vara of Uruguay
feet and inches to vara of São Tomé and Principe
feet and inches to vara of Venezuela
Units: cuadra of Argentina  / cuadra of Bolivia  / cuadra of Chile  / cuadra of Colombia  / cuadra of Ecuador  / cuadra of Nicaragua  / cuadra of Paraguay  / cuadra of Uruguay  / vara of Argentina  / vara of Brazil  / vara of Chile  / vara of Colombia  / vara of Costa Rica  / vara of Cuba  / vara of Dominican Republic  / vara of Ecuador  / vara of El Salvador  / vara of Guatemala  / vara of Honduras  / vara of Mexico  / vara of Nicaragua  / vara of Panama  / vara of Paraguay  / vara of Peru (peruana)  / vara of Peru (española)  / vara of Uruguay  / vara of São Tomé and Principe  / vara of Venezuela
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Japanese

feet and inches to ri (里)
feet and inches to cho (町)
feet and inches to jo (丈)
feet and inches to hiro (尋)
feet and inches to ken (間)
feet and inches to shaku (尺)
feet and inches to sun (寸)
feet and inches to bu (分)
feet and inches to rin (厘)
feet and inches to mo (毛, 毫)
Units: ri (里)  / cho (町)  / jo (丈)  / hiro (尋)  / ken (間)  / shaku (尺)  / sun (寸)  / bu (分)  / rin (厘)  / mo (毛, 毫)
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Chinese units of 1930

feet and inches to li (市里)
feet and inches to yin (引)
feet and inches to zhang (市丈)
feet and inches to chi (市尺)
feet and inches to cun (市寸)
feet and inches to fen (市分)
feet and inches to li (釐 or 厘)
feet and inches to hao (毫)
feet and inches to si (丝)
feet and inches to hu (忽)
Units: li (市里)  / yin (引)  / zhang (市丈)  / chi (市尺)  / cun (市寸)  / fen (市分)  / li (釐 or 厘)  / hao (毫)  / si (丝)  / hu (忽)
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Chinese units of 1915

feet and inches to li (里)
feet and inches to yin (引)
feet and inches to zhang (丈)
feet and inches to bu (步)
feet and inches to chi (尺)
feet and inches to cun (寸)
feet and inches to fen (分)
feet and inches to li (釐 or 厘)
feet and inches to hao (毫)
feet and inches to si (丝)
feet and inches to hu (忽)
Units: li (里)  / yin (引)  / zhang (丈)  / bu (步)  / chi (尺)  / cun (寸)  / fen (分)  / li (釐 or 厘)  / hao (毫)  / si (丝)  / hu (忽)
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Hong Kong units

feet and inches to cek (尺)
feet and inches to tsun (寸)
feet and inches to fan (分)
Units: cek (尺)  / tsun (寸)  / fan (分)
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Thai units

Some of these units are still in use even though metric system was formally established in 1923. Before the metrication the old units were standartied to exact metric values.
feet and inches to yot (โยชน์, league)
feet and inches to sen (เส้น, rope)
feet and inches to wa (วา, fathom)
feet and inches to sok (ศอก, cubit)
feet and inches to khuep (คืบ, span)
feet and inches to nio (นิ้ว, finger)
feet and inches to krabiat (กระเบียด, quarter of a finger)
Units: yot (โยชน์, league)  / sen (เส้น, rope)  / wa (วา, fathom)  / sok (ศอก, cubit)  / khuep (คืบ, span)  / nio (นิ้ว, finger)  / krabiat (กระเบียด, quarter of a finger)
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Optical

feet and inches to dioptre (diopter)
Units: dioptre (diopter)
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Geographical (German)

feet and inches to geographical mile
Units: geographical mile
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Computer Equipment

A rack unit, U or RU is a unit of measure that describes the height of equipment designed to mount in a 19-inch rack or a 23-inch rack. The 19-inch (482.6 mm) or 23-inch (584.2 mm) dimension refers to the width of the equipment mounting frame in the rack including the frame; the width of the equipment that can be mounted inside the rack is less.
feet and inches to rack unit (U)
feet and inches to horizontal pitch (HP)
Units: rack unit (U)  / horizontal pitch (HP)
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Typographical (British and U.S. - ATA system)

feet and inches to pica
feet and inches to pica [PostScript]
feet and inches to point (pt)
feet and inches to point [PostScript] (pt)
feet and inches to pixel (px)
feet and inches to twip
Units: pica  / pica [PostScript]  / point (pt)  / point [PostScript] (pt)  / pixel (px)  / twip
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Typographical (Europe - Didot system)

feet and inches to cicero
feet and inches to point (pt)
Units: cicero  / point (pt)
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European footwear unit

feet and inches to Paris point
Units: Paris point
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Astronomical

feet and inches to red shift (z)
feet and inches to parsec (pc)
feet and inches to light year
feet and inches to astronomical unit (au)
feet and inches to light minute
feet and inches to light second
Units: red shift (z)  / parsec (pc)  / light year  / astronomical unit (au)  / light minute  / light second
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Grace Hopper's units of distance

Grace Hopper is famous for her nanoseconds visual aid. People used to ask her why satellite communication took so long. She started handing out pieces of wire that were just under one foot long (11.80 inches) — the distance that light travels in one nanosecond. She also passed out packets of pepper, calling the individual grains of ground pepper picoseconds. She also used these aids to illustrate why computers had to be small to be fast.
feet and inches to light microsecond
feet and inches to light nanosecond
feet and inches to light picosecond
Units: light microsecond  / light nanosecond  / light picosecond
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Natural units

In physics, natural units are physical units of measurement based only on universal physical constants. The origin of their definition comes only from properties of nature and not from any human construct.
feet and inches to Planck length (L)
Units: Planck length (L)

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