**Reason for Error**:

Ok, as I understand there are 33cm in a fore. This is exact, right? There are exactly three fores in one ped, ne? Thus there are 99cm in one ped. I'm not sure if a ped should be described as being about three feet. There are, you see, 30.48cm in one foot, and thus this would mean there were about 91.44cm in one ped. This is about a 3-inch difference. I think that because of this there may be reason for error in some people's profiles. It was on this basis I used the closer estimate of 100cm equaling one ped.

**Mental Process**:

The first step, as I saw it, was to get rid of the confusing conversions that dealt with feet and inches. Some people would see 5'6" and plug "5.6" into their calculators when they should be pushing "5.5." It was too hard working with two sets of unites (feet and inches) at the same time, so I abolished this. the formula requires the conversion of a feet-inches height into only an inches one. So I ask that people who use the formula convert everything into inches.

Now, I had already established that about 100cm was equal to one ped, so my next step was to convert inches into cm. Not a hard process. There are 2.54cm in one inch, so by multiplying the number of inches by 2.54, I could get the same units. From here it was just a matter of dividing this number by 100, getting 0.0254. Thus it was 0.0254 that one had to multiply by to get their desired height in peds.

**Dimensional Analysis:**

n inches × 2.54cm/1inch × 1ped/100cm = 0.0235n peds

**Formula**:

0.0254n = amount in peds.

(BTW: I only wrote this much because I have nothing better to do than write about animals and play with equations.)