12 inches = 1 foot
24 inches = 2 feet
36 inches = 3 feet
48 inches = 4 feet
60 inches = 5 feet
72 inches = 6 feet
84 inches = 7 feet
and so on....
If the number is not equally divisible by 12, the number that remains is the number of inches.
|How to Convert Height to Feet and Inches: Step by Step Directions|
Height is recorded with the number of feet first followed by the number of inches and is often abbreviated. Here are three examples for how one might chart a height of 3 feet 2 inches, depending on facility policy:
3 feet 2 inches
3 ft. 2 in.
If the total number of inches is less than 12, record the number of inches only. For example, if the length is 10 inches, one would record the number as:
If charting policy requires feet to be recorded as well, the above example would be recorded as:
0 feet 10 inches
0 ft. 10 in.
If the number is equally divisible by 12, record the number of feet. For example, 48 inches would be recorded as 4 feet. One would record the number as:
If charting policy requires inches to be recorded as well, the above example would be recorded as:
4 feet 0 inches
4 ft. 0 in.
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