Measuring with feet, inches and yards is still done only in the United States and just a few other countries. People outside the U.S. measure with the metric system. There are 3.28 feet in a meter, or a little more than a yard, so a handy trick is to multiply the number of meters by three to get the number of feet  but this is only an approximation. If you want to convert 5.6 feet to meters, you can do so by using a basic math formula.
Things You'll Need
 Calculator (recommended)

Input 5.6 on your calculator, or write the number down on a slip of paper.

Multiply 5.6 by 0.3048. Push "Equals" or perform the calculation by hand. There are 0.3048 meters in a foot.

View the result. The answer should be 1.70688. In most cases, you would round this up to 1.71. There are 1.71 meters in 5.6 feet.