52 inches, when converted into feet, equals 4.33 feet or 4 feet and 4 inches. One foot equals 12 inches in the imperial system of measurement, which is predominantly used in the United States.
The foot is the preferred unit of measurement in the U.S. In other parts of the world, such as Europe and Canada, the meter is used. However, Canada and the United Kingdom still recognize the foot as a standard unit of measurement, in addition to the meter. An inch comes from the Latin word "uncial," meaning 1/12th part. A measurement as long as 52 inches is best measured using a tape measure.