How to Convert Centimeters to Inches


Ever wondered how to convert centimeters to inches? Follow the steps in this article to become a conversion master. You may be surprised by how often this knowledge will come in handy.

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The centimeter (cm.) measures length and distance. It is part of the metric system, which is used worldwide. It is one-hundredth of a meter. An inch is a unit of measurement that measures length and distance. It is generally only used in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. It is abbreviated as (in.) It is 1/12 of a foot and 1/36 of a yard.[1] 1 cm. equals 0.394 inches.

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The formula is: [number of centimeters] X 0.39 = [number of inches]. This equation means that, using a calculator, you take the number of centimeters you want to convert, multiply them by 0.39 and you will have the number of inches.[2] For example, if you want to convert 10 centimeters to inches, the equation would be written like this: 10 cm X 0.39 = 3.9 inches.

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The second formula is: [number of centimeters] / 2.54. This means, you take the number of centimeters you want to convert and divide it by the number 2.54.[3] ____ cm * 1 in 2.54 cm =  ? in If you wanted to convert 10 cm to inches, the equation would be: 10 cm /2.54 = 3.93 inches