 Convert Feet (ft) to Rods (rod) | ft in rod
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# Let's convert Feet (ft) to Rods (rod)

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

## Quick Reference for Converting Feet to Rods

Formula
rod = ft / 16.5
Quick Rough Maths
To get the Rods, divide the number of Feet by 16.5
Feet (ft) in 1 Rod
There are 16.5 Feet in 1 Rod
Rods (rod) in 1 Foot
There are 0.06 Rods 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.

Rod
/rɒd/
Symbol: rod
Unit System: Imperial

### What is the Rod?

The rod is a unit of length in the imperial and US sytem and uses the symbol rod.

A rod (or perch, pole, lug) is equal to 16.5 feet or 5.5 yards.

It is a building surveyor's tool for measuring distance and is particularly useful as multiples of this unit can make up an exact acre. A perfect acre is a rectangle with edges 660 feet and 66 feet - which is 40 rods by 4 rods; i.e. 1 acre = 160 square rods.