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Feet and inches are units of length that are primarily used in the United Kingdom, the United States, and other countries that follow the imperial system of measurement.
A foot (denoted by the symbol 'ft' or ′) is a unit of length that is equal to 12 inches. This means that there are 12 inches in a foot. The foot was formerly defined as 1/3 of a yard, but in the modern metric system, a foot is defined as exactly 0.3048 meters.
An inch (denoted by the symbol "in" or ″) is a unit of length that is equal to 1/12 foot or exactly 2.54 centimeters. The inch is one of the most commonly used units in the imperial and US customary system of measurement and is widely used in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada.
Although the metric system has become the standard in many countries around the world, feet and inches are still widely used in certain industries, such as construction and engineering, and in everyday measurements, such as body height and television screen sizes.
It is important to be able to switch between these units, especially for those working in international contexts. With the formula "1 foot = 12 inches", one can easily convert from one unit to another.
1 foot = 12 inches
1 inch = 0.083 feet