Aside from infancy, Americans normally reference human height in feet and inches. Even in some countries where the metric system is the officially adopted system of measurement, such as Canada, the foot-inch model is more common than centimeters. To convert from the typical foot-inch model to just inches, first establish a common unit, in this case inches. The conversion factor for feet to inches is 12 because there are 12 inches in a foot.
How to Convert Height to Inches on a ChartBy Christine Pillman
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