Hi,
This is my height also, I am 5'7"tall. The conversion factor I remember is that there are 2.54 centimeters in 1 inch, so first I would change the feet to inches. 5 12 = 60 so 5'7" = 67".
Let's make an estimate first and then do the calculations exactly. From above 1 inch is approximatelt 2.5 cm so 4 inches is approximately 4 2.5 = 10 cm. So every 4 inches of my height is approximately 10 cm. 67 4 is approximately 17 so I am approximately 17 10 = 170 cm tall.
Now let's do the calculations exactly. 5'7" is 67" and each inch is 2.54 cm, so 5'7" is
67 2.54 = 170.18 cm
Wow! My approximations are not usually so close to the correct answer.
Harley
