Convert Feet (ft) to Ells (ell) | ft in ell

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# Let's convert Feet (ft) to Ells (ell)

This quick and easy calculator will convert Feet (ft) to Ells (ell) and show formula, brief history on the units and quick maths for the conversion.

## Quick Reference for Converting Feet to Ells

Formula
ell = ft / 3.75
Quick Rough Maths
To get the Ells, divide the number of Feet by 3.8
Feet (ft) in 1 Ell
There are 3.75 Feet in 1 Ell
Ells (ell) in 1 Foot
There are 0.27 Ells in 1 Foot

## Unit Information

Foot
/fʊt/
Symbol: ft
Unit System: Imperial

### What is the Foot?

The foot is a unit of length in the imperial unit system and uses the symbol ft.

One foot is exactly equal to 12 inches. It is also exactly equal to 0.3048m. One yard is comprised of three feet.

The foot is just behind the metre in terms of widespread use due to its previous popularity. The US is the only developed country that still uses the foot in preference to the metre.

The UK still uses feet to express human height more than metres.

Ell
/ɛl/
Symbol: ell
Unit System: Historic English

### What is the Ell?

The ell is a unit of length and originates from historic England and uses the symbol ell.

The ell usually measured 45in or 1.143m but was origally a "cubit" - which was the length from your elbow to the tip of your fingers and literally translated from the word "arm". It was mostly used in the tailoring world when buying and selling textiles.

Although now obsolete, the word "ell" still survives in the English word "elbow".