# How many millimeters are in 5 feet

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Millimeter (mm):
A millimeter is equal to a thousandth of a meter. 1mm = 0.001m
Centimeter (cm):
One centimeter is equal to one hundredth of a meter. 1cm = 0.01m
Decimeter (dm):
A decimeter is equal to a tenth of a meter. 1dm = 0.1m
Meter (m):
The meter is the SI unit of length. Since 1983, the meter has defined the distance that light travels in a vacuum in a time of 1 / 299,792,458 seconds.
Kilometers (km):
One kilometer is equal to 1000 meters.
Inch:
Originally, the inch was a set of old units of measurement in the range of 2-4 cm. In most cases the inch was taken to be the twelfth part of a foot. The inch has been exactly 25.4 mm since 1956 and is now mainly used in sanitary engineering (for pipe diameters) and in computer and television technology.
Foot:
The foot is one of the oldest units of length. It corresponds to the length of a foot and in the past was between 25cm (in Hesse) and 33.33cm (in the Palatinate). Since 1959, the international foot has been exactly 12 inches, which is a third of a yard or twelve inches.
Yard:
The yard was established by law in 1758 and is now 0.9144 meters.
Miles:
Originally, a mile corresponded to a distance of 1000 fathoms, i.e. the distance that a Roman soldier could cover with 1000 running paces, about 1470 - 1490 meters. In the course of history the mile varied between approx. 1482m (in the Roman Empire) and 11.299m (in Norway). In the 18th century the country mile was set at 1609.344m.
Nautical Miles:
Originally, the nautical mile was the length of the angular minute on a great circle, i.e. the equator or a meridian, i.e. one 60th part of the distance between two degrees of latitude or between two degrees of longitude on the equator. This resulted in the mean value of 1852.2m. Since February 1978 a nautical mile has been set at 1852m.
Ångström (Å):
The unit, named after the Swedish physicist Anders Jonas Ångström, is mainly used in crystallography and computational chemistry (chemoinformatics). The unit is derived directly from the meter and is equal to 100 picometers or 10-10 Meter. Å is used for atomic radii, lattice spacing, and the length of chemical bonds in molecules.
Fathom:
Historically, a fathom is the span of a man's arms. Today the unit is only used in shipping for the depth information. The exact value of a Fathom is 1.8288m.
Rod:
A rod is exactly 5.0292m and is an Anglo-American measure of length.
Chain:
A chain is derived from the old area unit acre, which corresponds to a field of 10x1 chain. This area corresponds to the area that a team of oxen can plow within a day. One chain corresponds to 20.1168m.
Furlong:
One furlong corresponds to 10 chains, which is derived from the old acre unit, i.e. a field with 1x 0.1 furlong that a team of oxen could plow within a day. One furlong is exactly 201.168m.
Astronomical Units (AU):
The astronomical unit is exactly 149,597,870,700 meters. Originally, the astronomical unit corresponded to the semi-major axis of the earth's orbit, i.e. the mean distance between the center of the earth and the center of the sun. From 1976 the unit was defined as the radius of the circular orbit on which a particle, free of disturbances and with negligible mass, orbits the sun in 2Pi / k days. The value of k was exactly 0.017 202 098 95 and corresponded to the Gaussian gravitational constant. On August 30, 2012, the astronomical unit was redefined to the above value.
Light years:
A light year is the distance that an electromagnetic wave like light travels in a vacuum in a year.
Parallax seconds (parsec, pc):
A parsec is the distance from which an AE (mean distance between the earth and the sun) appears at an angle (parallax) of one arc second, 1 "= (1/3600) °. A parsec is 3.085 677 581 28 x 1016 m.

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