A foot (ft) is a unit of distance, defined as being equal to 12 inches, or 1/3 of a yard.[1] The foot is typically only used by countries that follow the Imperial system of units, but it is still commonly used in Canada as a measurement of height and in the aviation industry all around the world. It's occasionally used in the energy unit foot pound.



  1. Metric Conversions. (2015, Mar.5). Inches to Feet Conversion [Online]. Available:

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