Natalie B. answered • 21d

20+ Years Experienced Nurse Who Loves Reading Comprehension

To convert inches to feet, you first need to know how many inches in a foot (or how many feet in an inch). There are 12 inches in 1 foot. 12 inches = 1 foot

To set up the problem, you can write a conversion tool.To start this, first write 5 inches. In parenthesis, there should be a. fraction. In the denominator,we always put the units that we are starting with.,In this case, inches. The numerator should always have the. units that we are ending with. In this example. feet.

5 inches (____ft)

( in)

Lastly, the numerator and the denominator must be exactly equal in the conversion tool. In this case, we know that 12 inches = 1ft, so we add that to the fraction.

5 inches __(1 ft)__

(12 in)

Now notice how the inches cancel each otther out and we are left with units of feet.

5 i~~n ~~__(1 ____ft____)__

(12 ~~in~~)

Now we have 5 x 1 in the numerator, which is just 5. 5x1=5

In the denominator, we have 12.

__ 5__

12. To make a fraction into a decimal point, simply devide.

5/12 = 0.416 and the unit is still feet. So the answer is:

5 inches = 0.42 feet.