The equivalent of 175 centimeters is 5.74 feet, or almost 5 feet and 9 inches. One inch equals 2.54 centimeters. Dividing 175 centimeters by 2.54 centimeters per inch yields 68.9 inches, or 5 feet and 8.9 inches.

Another way to arrive at this answer is to multiply the number of centimeters (175) by 0.3937 inches per centimeter. Inches and feet are U.S. customary units of length derived from the imperial system of measurement. This system is used primarily in the United States. Centimeters is a unit of length in the metric system, the system of measurement used in the other industrialized nations around the world.