5’9, or five feet and nine inches, is the same as 69 inches. Since one foot is equal to 12 inches, 5 feet is equal to 60 inches. When you add 9 inches to 60, you get 69 inches. How does that measure up to how tall you are? Here are some fun things to know about heights.
On average, American men are 5 feet, 9 inches tall.
In 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) put out a report that showed, among other things, that the average height of men in the United States is 5 feet 9 inches. This information came from the CDC’s National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, which was done from 2011 to 2014. The average height of American women, according to the same report, is 5 feet 3 inches.
The CDC report was backed up by another study that came out in 2018. This study also showed that between 1991 and 2000 and 2015 and 2016, the average height of American men stayed the same. The study also showed that the average height of non-Latino white males is 5 feet, 9 1/2 inches, while the average height of African American males is 5 feet, 9 inches. On the other hand, Latinos and Asians are 5 feet 6 inches and 5 feet 7 inches tall, respectively.
Having the same height as Americans
Men on average are 5 feet, 9 inches tall in some other countries. Canada is one of these countries. The average height of men in several European countries is also the same. Some of these countries are the UK, Germany, France, and Bulgaria. Men in Australia are 5 feet, 9 inches tall, while men in New Zealand are a little bit taller at 5 feet, 9 1/2 inches.
Countries with the highest mountains
The tallest men in the world are from the Netherlands, according to a global study that came out in 2016. The study showed that, as of 2014, most Dutch men are taller than 6 feet. According to the same study, Latvian women are the tallest in the world, with an average height of 5 feet, 7 inches.
People who are well-known and are 5 feet, 9 inches tall
If you are 5 feet, 9 inches tall, you are the same height as some famous people. Two of these famous people, Leonardo da Vinci and Albert Einstein, were very smart. Che Guevarra, Benjamin Franklin, and Leon Trotsky were all 5 feet, 9 inches tall. Pope Francis, Michael Jackson, Justin Bieber, Robert Downey Jr., Paul Rudd, Jamie Foxx, Rudy Giuliani, and Boris Johnson are all famous people who are or were 5 feet, 9 inches tall.
History of the Inch and the Foot
The inch and the foot are units of the English system that have been used since the Middle Ages. In 450 A.D., when the Anglo-Saxons lived in England, both the inch and the foot were used to measure things.
Even more interesting is that an inch (or “ynce”) in this time period was equal to three barleycorns, which is a unit of length that is so close to the inch we use today. During the time of the Anglo-Saxons, several foot units were also used. One of these foot units was 12 inches.
The Normans, who came to England in 1066, also changed the way things were done there. The Normans, who were descended from Norse, Viking, Frankish, and Gallo-Roman people, added length units like the rod and furlong to the English system of measurement.
The Normans not only made the 12-inch foot standard, but they also made the 3-foot unit, which became known as the yard. Since a yard is 36 inches, 5 feet 9 inches is almost 2 yards at 1.916 yards.
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