# Convert 500 cm to ft

So you want to convert 500 centimeters into feet? If you're in a rush and just need the answer, the calculator below is all you need. The answer is 16.404199475066 feet.

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## How to convert centimeters to feet

We all use different units of measurement every day. Whether you're in a foreign country and need to convert the local imperial units to metric, or you're baking a cake and need to convert to a unit you are more familiar with.

Luckily, converting most units is very, very simple. In this case, all you need to know is that 1 cm is equal to 0.032808398950131 ft.

Once you know what 1 cm is in feet, you can simply multiply 0.032808398950131 by the total centimeters you want to calculate.

So for our example here we have 500 centimeters. So all we do is multiply 500 by 0.032808398950131:

500 x 0.032808398950131 = 16.404199475066

## What is the best conversion unit for 500 cm?

As an added little bonus conversion for you, we can also calculate the best unit of measurement for 500 cm.

What is the "best" unit of measurement? To keep it simple, let's say that the best unit of measure is the one that is the lowest possible without going below 1. The reason for this is that the lowest number generally makes it easier to understand the measurement.

For 500 cm the best unit of measurement is fathoms, and the amount is 2.7340332458443 fm.