A height of 5 feet 10 inches is the equivalent of 177.8 centimeters. One inch is equal to 2.54 centimeters. To convert inches to centimeters, it is necessary to multiply the number of inches by 2.54.
An inch is an imperial unit used to measure length, and a centimeter is a unit of length in the metric system. Because there are 12 inches in 1 foot, a person who is 5 feet 10 inches tall is 70 inches in height. To complete the conversion, the number of inches must be multiplied by 2.54, the number of centimeters in an inch; therefore, a height of 70 inches is equal to 177.8 centimeters.