# Convert feet to millimeters

Converting feet in to millimeters (ft to mm) is now a piece of cake with our foot to mm converter.

Input your value in the box with foot selected and get your answer instantly. You can change the unit by selecting from the dropdown list.

## Foot

### Symbol

The foot is represented by the symbol ‘ft’ or often approximated by an apostrophe. For example, 5 feet is sometimes denoted as 5’.

### Description

The Foot is a unit of length in the British imperial and United States customary systems of measurement. In both cases,** one foot is equal to 12 inches. **

For yard to foot calculations, one yard comprises of three feet. The standard measurement of a foot is exactly 0.3048 meters, which is equivalent to 304.8 millimeters. So for foot to meter conversion, multiply foot by 0.3048.

Following that, there are 3.281 feet in a meter. While converting ft to cm, note that there are 0.0328 feet in a centimeter. So, one foot is equal to 30.48 centimeters.

The measurement of a United States survey foot is exactly 1200 ⁄3937 meters or approximately 0.30480061 m. It is used for mapping and surveying. It is exactly 1,000,000/999,998 times the international foot which means that it is larger by 610 nm or nanometer.

### History

The Old English word "fot" is where the word "foot" (meaning "terminal part of the leg of a vertebrate animal") came from.

Historically, the "foot" was a part of many regional systems of units, such as the Greek, Roman, Chinese, French, and English systems. The first recorded standard foot measure comes from Sumer, where a definition is given in a statue of Gudea of Lagash from around 2575 BC.

### Use

Feet is generally used for measuring height such as floor height, human height, short distances, elevation etc.

## Millimeter

### Symbol

The millimeter is represented by the symbol "mm."

### Description

Millimeter is an SI (International System of Units) unit of length. It is usually the smallest measure in rulers of the metric system.The word "milli" is derived from the Latin word mille, which means one thousandth. Therefore, a meter is equivalent to a thousand times a millimeter.

The international definition of meter which is the SI base unit of length, is the length of path that light takes in the vacuum over a period of 1/299 792 458 of a second. Thus, 1 millimeter is equivalent to 1/1000 meter. That implies that a millimeter is the distance that light travels in the vacuum in 1/299792458000 seconds.

Following that, there are 10 millimeters in a centimeter and 100 millimeters in a decimeter. In the other direction, a millimeter is equivalent to 1/10 centimeters. A millimeter is also equivalent to 1000 micrometers.

Interestingly the smallest dimension human eyes can detect is about 0.02 to 0.04 mm. This is about the thickness of human hair!

### History

The term millimeter was first used in the late 1700s. It was introduced during the development and adoption of the metric system of weights and measures in France in 1795.

The first recorded use of the millimeter was in the Journal of Natural Philosophy in 1797, according to OED (Oxford English Dictionary).

### Use

Millimeter is a very small unit of measure. Therefore it is usually used for measuring minute dimensions.

### How to convert feet to millimeters?

Ever wondered how many millimeters are in a foot? More than 300, 304.8 to be exact. To convert feet to millimeter, you have to multiply the foot value by 304.8 or divide it by 0.003281.

1 ft = 314.8 mm

0.003281 ft = 1 mm

## Foot to Millimeter conversion table

Foot | Millimeter |
---|---|

0.01 ft | 3.048 mm |

0.1 ft | 30.48 mm |

1 ft | 304.8 mm |

2 ft | 609.6 mm |

3 ft | 914.4 mm |

5 ft | 1524 mm |

10 ft | 3048 mm |

20 ft | 6096 mm |

100 ft | 30480 mm |

1000 ft | 304800 mm |

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