What Does 5’9 Inches Equal?

Five feet, nine inches, sometimes known as 5’9, is the same as 69 inches. 5 feet = 60 inches since 1 foot equals exactly 12 inches. 60 inches plus 9 inches equals 69 inches overall. How tall are you compared to that? Here are some fascinating statistics on heights.

American men are on average 5 feet, 9 inches tall.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a report in 2016 that included information such as the average height of American males, which is 5 feet 9 inches.

The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, which the CDC carried out between 2011 and 2014, provided the information for this report. According to the same study, American women are 5 feet 3 inches tall on average.

The findings of a different study that was released in 2018 supported the CDC report. This study also demonstrated that between 1991 and 2000 and 2015 and 2016, the average height of American males remained stable.

The survey also showed that whereas average African American males stand 5 feet, 9 inches tall, average non-Latin American white guys are somewhat taller at 5 feet, 9 1/2 inches. In contrast, Latinos and Asian Americans are shorter, standing at 5’6″ and 5’7″ taller, respectively.

Having the Same Height as Americans

There are some nations where men are on average 5 feet, 9 inches tall. One of these nations is Canada. The average height of men is the same in several European nations. These include Bulgaria, Germany, France, and the United Kingdom. Males in Australia are 5 feet, 9 inches tall, while those in New Zealand are somewhat taller at 5 feet, 9 1/2 inches.

countries with the tallest buildings

The tallest men in the world, according to a 2016 global study, are from the Netherlands. According to the report, Dutch men on average stand 6 feet or taller as of 2014. According to the same study, Latvian women are the tallest in the world, standing an average of 5 feet, 7 inches.

Known individuals that stand 5 feet, 9 inches tall

You are among the notable people who are as tall as you if you are 5 feet, 9 inches tall. These well-known individuals include Albert Einstein and Leonardo Da Vinci, two geniuses.

The same 5 feet, 9 inch height was shared by Che Guevara, Leon Trotsky, and Benjamin Franklin. Pope Francis, Michael Jackson, Justin Bieber, Robert Downey Jr., Paul Rudd, Jamie Foxx, Rudy Giuliani, and Boris Johnson are some other well-known figures that are or were 5 feet, 9 inches tall.

The Evolution of Inches and Feet

The English system’s units of measurement, the inch and the foot, go all the way back to mediaeval England. Both the inch and foot units were previously accepted standards of measuring throughout the Anglo-Saxon era in England about 450 A.D.

Even more intriguing is the fact that the inch (or “ynce”) used during this time period had a measurement of three barleycorns, which is strikingly similar to the present inch. Several foot units, including one that measured 12 inches, were also in use throughout the Anglo-Saxon era.

The Norman invasion of England in 1066 had additional effects on the English system. The Normans, who had Norse, Viking, Frankish, and Gallo-Roman ancestry, brought length units like the rod and furlong to the English system of measuring.

The Normans standardised both the 12-inch foot and the 3-foot measures, which came to be known as the yard. 5 feet, 9 inches is almost 2 yards at 1.916 yards, since a yard has 36 inches.

Misha Khatri
Misha Khatri is an emeritus professor in the University of Notre Dame's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. He graduated from Northern Illinois University with a BSc in Chemistry and Mathematics and a PhD in Physical Analytical Chemistry from the University of Utah.

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