FactsThe foot is equal to 12 in or 30.48 cm, 0.3048 meters. It's roughly the length of the average man's foot.The foot was used as a unit of length in many countries. The Chinese foot ranged from 31.95 to 33.83 cm, while the Riga foot was 27.4 cm. The Venetian foot, which was used in Venice, Italy, was 34.773 cm.An inch is a unit of measurement in the imperial system of units. This unit got its name from the Latin word uncia, which means twelfth part.Interesting fact: historically, the length of an inch was defined as 3 barleycorns. However, this unit varied from country to country. The Paris inch was longer than the English one. It was 1.0657 in. Today, the international inch is equal to 1/12 ft or 2.54 cm.