Cm to Inch

Can't figure how to go from centimeters to inches? Use this simple cm to in calculator!

How to Convert cm to inches with the Length Conversion Formula

Converting centimeters (cm) to inches (in) is a easy mathematical process that involves one simple conversion factor: One centimeter equals .3937 of an inch. This ratio is all you need to perform the calculation. To calculate the conversion, start with the metric length in centimeters you need to convert and multiply the value by 0.3937. This will output the corresponding length in inches.

x centimeters * 0.3937 = Number of Inches

For example: If you have a measurement of 10 centimeters, multiplying it by 0.3937 will convert to approximately 3.937 inches. This formula, centering on multiplication by 0.3937, is suitable for any centimeter to inch conversion, and will provide accurate and reliable results. Conversely, if you wanted to convert inches to cm, you would simply multiply the number of inches by 2.54, as there are 2.54 centimeters in an inch. For the most part, converting between two units of measurement is a simple matter of division or multiplication. Just keep in mind that your answer may end up being a fraction or decimal, so maybe keep a calculator on hand or use our online converter!

Common Cm to Inches Conversion Table

Centimeters (cm) Inches (in)
1 cm 0.3937 inches
3 cm 1.1811 inches
10 cm 3.937 inches
15 cm 5.9055 inches
20 cm 7.874 inches
30 cm 11.811 inches
40 cm 15.748 inches
50 cm 19.685 inches
100 cm 39.37 inches

In Depth on the Centimeter!

The centimeter, a unit of length in the metric system, is equivalent to one hundredth of a meter, the base unit of length in the International System of Units (SI). Represented by the symbol 'cm', it is widely used in everyday measurements around the globe, particularly for dimensions that need more accuracy than what the imperial inch can measure, such as the height of a person, the width of an object, or the depth of a container. Additionally, the cm is the mathematical standard in every country with the exception of the United States, Liberia, and Myanmar. Fun fact: Nearly all rulers have cm as a measuring method.

In Depth on the Inch!

The inch is a popular unit of length in the Imperial system, it is widely used in the United States, the United Kingdom, and other countries that employ Imperial measurements. In terms of fractions an inch is equivalent to 1/12 feet or 1/36 of a yard and is denoted by the symbol "in" and is a key unit in various fields such as construction, engineering, and tailoring. The inch also plays a significant role in everyday life, from measuring TV screen sizes to the height of individuals. Fun fact: An inch can also be symbolized by the double prime symbol (″)

Good luck, and don't forget to bookmark this cm to in length converter to save time when you need help converting a metric system number to the imperial system.