The United States is one of the few countries in the world that does not use the metric system. Depending on your viewpoint, it is either a good or bad thing. However, regardless of how you feel about it, you often are forced to convert measurements from metric to feet and inches. If you have measured out 171 centimeters and need to know its exact measurement in either inches or feet, you can do so with a standard calculator.
Things You'll Need
Type 171 into the calculator, then press "Divide."
Type in "2.54" and press "Equal." There are 2.54 centimeters inside every inch, so dividing it by this number gives you the total in inches. In this case, the answer is 67.32.
Clear out the answer, then type in 171 once again. This time, divide the number by "30.48." This is the number of centimeters in one foot. The answer is 5.61, which means there is slightly more than five and a half feet in 171 centimeters.
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