How to Convert Decimal Feet to Feet and Inches in Excel (4 Handy Methods)

Unit conversion is a common task in our day-to-day lives. In countless situations, you may need to convert decimal feet to feet-inches, and this is where Microsoft Excel excels. With this intention, this article wishes to show you 4 methods of converting decimal feet to feet-inches using Excel.


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4 Methods to Convert Decimal Feet to Feet and Inches in Excel

In order to convert decimal feet to feet-inches, there are 4 methods that you can employ. So, without further ado, let’s see them in action.

Throughout this article, we will use the table below which shows the Employee Names and their corresponding Heights in feet, in this case, our goal is to convert the Height from feet to feet-inches.

Dataset


1. Using the INT & MOD Functions

For our first method, we will use the INT and MOD functions in Excel, so follow these steps.

Steps:

  • Firstly, select a cell, as an example I have selected the D5 cell.

Using INT & MOD Functions to Convert Decimal Feet to Feet and Inches

  • Secondly, enter this formula in the D5 cell to directly convert decimal feet to feet-inches. Conversely, you can copy and paste this formula from here.

=INT(C5)+(12*MOD(C5,1)>=11.5)&"'"&IF(12*MOD(C5,1)>=11.5,0,ROUND(12*MOD(C5,1),0))&""""

In this case, the C5 cell refers to the Height in decimal feet. In addition to this, using the INT function in conjunction with the MOD function is a popular way to convert decimal feet to feet-inches.

Using INT & MOD Functions to Convert Decimal Feet to Feet and Inches

  • Next, display the results by pressing ENTER.
  • Finally, use the Fill Handle tool in order to complete the conversion of Height in decimal feet to feet-inches.

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2. Using ROUNDDOWN Function to Convert Decimal Feet to Feet and Inches in Excel

Our second method utilizes the ROUNDDOWN function in Excel to convert decimal feet to feet-inches. It’s simple & easy so, just follow along.

Steps 01: Obtain the Feet from the Height

  • To begin, choose a cell, for this example, I have chosen the D5 cell.
  • Next, enter the ROUNDDOWN function and provide the 2 necessary arguments. Here, the C5 cell refers to the Height in feet while the 0 tells the ROUNDDOWN function to display only the integer value.

Using ROUNDDOWN Function to Convert Decimal Feet to Feet and Inches

Steps 02: Extract Inch from the Height

  • Secondly, choose the E5 cell and enter the following expression, which you can copy from here.

=ROUND((C5-D5)*12,0)

  • Now, click ENTER to get the results.

Using ROUNDDOWN Function to Convert Decimal Feet to Feet and Inches

Steps 03: Combine Feet & Inch

  • Thirdly, repeat the same process for the F5 cell while typing in the following formula.

=CONCATENATE(D5,"ft"," ",E5,"in")

  • In turn, this links the feet and the inch into a single column.

Using ROUNDDOWN Function to Convert Decimal Feet to Feet and Inches

  • Lastly, use the Fill Handle to drag down and fill up the table.

Using ROUNDDOWN Function

  • Eventually, the Height in decimal feet gets converted to feet-inches.

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3. Using INT & TEXT Functions

The third method uses the INT & TEXT functions to transform decimal feet to feet-inches therefore, follow these simple steps.

Steps:

  • To start, select a target cell, for instance, I have chosen the D5 cell.

Using INT & TEXT Functions to Convert Decimal Feet to Feet and Inches

  • Secondly, copy and paste this formula and enter it into the D5 cell.

=INT(C5) & " ft " & TEXT(MOD(C5,1)*12, "# ??/16") & "in"

In the above expression, the C5 cell represents the Height in feet and the TEXT function enables you to format the number.

Using INT & TEXT Functions to Convert Decimal Feet to Feet and Inches

  • Then, press ENTER to show the results and utilize the Fill Handle tool to fill out the rows.

Using INT & TEXT Functions

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4. Using IF, ROUNDDOWN, and MOD Functions

Last but not least, we combine the IF, ROUNDDOWN, and MOD functions to obtain the decimal feet to feet-inches. Therefore, let’s see the process in detail.

Steps:

  • To begin with, navigate to the D5 cell and insert the expression given below.

=IF(NOT(ISNUMBER(C5)),”n/a”,IF(OR(C5>=1,C5<=-1),ROUNDDOWN(C5,0)&"'-"&TEXT(MROUND(MOD(ABS(C5*12),12),1/16),"0 ##/###")&"""",TEXT(MROUND(ABS(C5*12),1/16)*SIGN(C5),"# ##/###")&""""))

In this case, the C5 cell represents the Height in Feet.

Using IF, ROUNDDOWN, and MOD Functions

  • Then, use the Fill Handle to copy the formula into the cells below.

Using IF, ROUNDDOWN & MOD Functions to Convert Decimal Feet to Feet and Inches

Eventually, your results should look like the screenshot shown below.


Conclusion

To summarise, this article describes how to convert decimal feet to feet-inches using Microsoft Excel. Make sure to download the practice files & do it yourself. Please inform us in the comment section if you have any queries. We, the Exceldemy team, are happy to answer your queries.


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6 Comments
  1. How would one modify the last option using INT & TEXT to display the fraction in it’s lowest common denominator? Such as 12/16 displays as 3/4?

    • Hi Kate,

      Use MROUND() function, round the number to desired multiple such as 1/2, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32…
      with combination TEXT() format function you will get the lowest common denominator.

      The text format would look like these:

      “# ##/###”

      or

      “0 ##/###”

      Phong

    • Hello KATE,
      Thank you for your question. You can reduce a fraction to its lowest term by specifying the format style of the TEXT function to: =INT(C5) & ” ft ” &TEXT(MOD(C5,1)*12, “000/00”.) & “in”

  2. In general, INT() function is OK for person height conversion as such, positive number.
    But in case of measurement, if involve with negative number it become problematic!.

    Use ROUNDDOWN() function as you can, down the road it will save you lot of headach.

    The formula below will cover whole range of numbers, from negative to positive and round-off to 1/16″

    =IF(NOT(ISNUMBER(A1)),”n/a”,IF(OR(A1>=1,A1<=-1),
    ROUNDDOWN(A1,0)&"'-"&TEXT(MROUND(MOD(ABS(A1*12),12),1/16),"0 ##/###")&"""",
    TEXT(MROUND(ABS(A1*12),1/16)*SIGN(A1),"# ##/###")&""""))

    Phong

    • Hello Phong,
      Thank you for your suggestion and for taking the trouble to provide a great solution to Kate’s problem. We, the ExcelDemy team really appreciate your effort and as a result, we’ve updated our article to include the solution that you’ve provided.

      • Hello Eshrak Kader,

        We all learner, I ran to problem before and someone pointed me to right direction, I just hope my little tips could help!

        Cheer!

        BTW, if you are inerested in VBA, regarding convert to imperal unit in Excel, let me know, I could point you some of my posts.

        Phong

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