Sometimes, converting a measurement in inches to feet and inches (i.e. 63 to 5′ 3″) becomes essential. Because we are accustomed to getting some terms in feet and inches format (e.g. height, length, etc.) rather than just in inches or feet. So, this tutorial will help you to know how to convert inches to feet and inches in Excel.
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Convert Inches to Feet and Inches in Excel
As we all know, one foot equals 12 inches. As a result, dividing the measurement in inches by 12 yields the consequent value in feet. However, we want to show the resultant figure in both feet and inches.
We’ve got a dataset of 10 individual and their consecutive Heights in inches. We want to get it in feet and inches.
So, here we are providing 5 useful methods to convert inches to feet and inches format.
1. Applying INT and MOD Functions
- First, select cell D5 and type down the formula as below and press ENTER to get the result in feet and inches.
The formula converts the numeric value of inches to text that represents the same amount in inches and feet.
Firstly, we use the INT function to get the value for feet. The formula for this part is as below:
In the INT function, inside the parentheses, the value in cell C5 is divided by 12 as 1 foot is equal to 12 inches. INT function simply rounds down to its nearest integer value. Actually, it returns the integer part of the number, removing any decimal portion.
And a single quote is put inside a quotation mark to mean feet sign, with an ampersand (&) operator which is concatenated with the INT function.
Next part of the formula is as below:
The MOD function returns the remainder after division. Here the value in cell C5 is the dividend and 12 is the divisor.
This result is concatenated with two pairs of double-quotes. The outer pair is for indicating text and the inner pair is to indicate the inch symbol.
Finally, both the functions are concatenated with the ampersand operator
- Then, get the cursor at the right bottom part of cell D5 and use the Fill Handle tool to copy the formula in other cells with a view to getting the values of these cells in feet and inches.
2. Converting Inches to Feet and Inches with Labels
In our previous method, we showed our output in mathematical form (e.g. 5’ 8”). In this method, we will show you how to display your result with labels (e.g. 5ft. 8in.). Follow the steps below:
- First, select cell D5, write down the formula as below, and then press ENTER.
Here, we can notice that with our previous formula the only difference is that we interchanged the “single quote” and “double quote” with “ft.” and “in.”. So, in return, it displays ft. and in. instead of a quote sign.
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3. Utilizing the ROUND Function to Convert Inches
In our last 2 methods, we may observe that in the 4th row, the Height of Susan is 5ft. 0.539999999999999in. which is pretty odd and unpresentable. To avoid this problem, we’ll use the ROUND function with our previous formula. Pay attention to the steps below.
- Select cell D5, put down the formula as below, and press ENTER. Use the Fill Handle tool and drag it down to get the whole results.
Here, the MOD function returns the remainder after division and the ROUND function returns the decimal value to 2 digits. So now these heights in feet and inches look pretty much presentable.
4. Converting Inches to Feet and Inches If the Input Is Negative
If the heights of individuals are given as negative numbers, then INT and MOD functions cannot perform. For solving this complication, we’ll use TRUNC and ABS functions in this method. Notice the following steps:
- Choose cell D5 and type down the formula as follow, then press ENTER.
Here, we use the ABS function to ensure that the integer inside MOD is positive and as well as replace INT with the TRUNC function. The INT function rounds negative numbers down away from zero. TRUNC function, on the other hand, simply removes the decimal value and leaves the integer along with the sign. The MOD function also doesn’t work correctly with negative numbers. So, using the ABS function, we will get the absolute value always to work with the MOD function. Now, this formula can completely run with positive and negative both numbers.
5. Using CONVERT Function to Transform Inches
Lastly, we also can apply the widely used CONVERT function to convert inches to feet and inches in a unique way. But we cannot do it in one step. Because CONVERT function transforms inches to feet or feet to inches directly, not inches to feet and inches. So, we have to follow some additional procedures after this function.
- Select cell D5 and write down the formula as below and then press ENTER.
Here, we’ve taken the value from cell C5 as number and converted it from inches to feet. Then, using the ROUND function, round up the decimal value to 3 digits to look it clean.
- Afterward, select cell E5 and paste the below formula, and press ENTER.
For getting the feet part we used the TRUNC function. To get the inches part, we must multiply the decimal portion of cell D5 with 12. For this, we subtracted the integer part from the whole number of cell D5 and multiply it by 12. At last round down the decimal number to 2 digits to give it a cleaner look. And the feet and inch signs are put as our previous methods.
Things to Remember
- In the result, where we got our measurements in feet and inches are in text format. So, we cannot use these cell references as values in other formulas.
Here we’ve tried to show you 5 methods of converting inches to feet and inches in Excel. Thank you for reading this article, we hope this was helpful. If you have any queries or suggestions, please let us know in the comment section. Please visit our website Exceldemy to explore more.