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Welcome to our page about cm to inches.
Here we show you what you want to know about the length conversion.
If you have found our website by searching for cm to inch or ″ cm conversion then you are right here,too, of course. 🙂
We use the abbreviation cm to denote a centimeter, and for inches we either use ″ or in throughout our website.
In particular, we have a cm to inch converter which is very helpful to change the unit of length from the metric system to the imperial and customary units of length in the Unites States and some other countries.
How to Convert cm to Inches
Because one inch is equal to 2.54 cm the cm to inches formula is [in] = [cm] / 2.54.
That means to get the height, length or with in inches we have to divide the amount of cm by 2.54.
For example, to convert 5.08 cm to ″ we divide 5.08 by 2.54 and obtain the result of two inches.
Another possibility is to apply the approximation [in] ≈ [cm] x 0.3937, as explained in detail the next section.
This is how to convert the units:
One cm ≈ 0.3937 inches
One inch = 2.54 cm
Here you can learn how to change inches to cm.
Conversion cm to inches
The conversion is simple math carrying out a division or multiplying the centimeters with 0.3937007874015748031496062992126, the equivalent of 1 / 2.54.
In case you don’t have a calculator at your disposal, then you can either search for cm in inches using the form in the sidebar, or you can use our converter in the next section.
Both method will work for you to change any amount of centimeters.
About our Cm to Inch Converter
Our calculator cm to inch, located at the top of this page, is really easy to use:
Just enter the value in centimeters as integer or separated by a decimal point and hit the calculate button next.
What sets our converter apart from similar calculators is that the result will not only show you inches, but also feet as well as inches and feet together.
If you want to conduct a new cm into inches conversion you should press the clear values button first.
If this tool meets your expectations bookmark it now.
You may name the bookmark, for instance, cm in ″ or cm to ″.
Frequent conversions on our site include:
Next you can find a centimeter in the other imperial units, that is in feet, yards and miles:
1 cm in feet = 0.0328084 ft
1 cm in yards = 0.0109361 yd
1 cm in miles = 0.0000062 mi
About This Site
The cm to inch conversion is sought so often because depending on where people grow up they have either experience up with meters and centimeters, or inches, feet and yard.
What the inch is for Canadians, people from the UK, as well as Americans for example, is the centimeter for inhabitants of those countries which use the metrical system as official measurement.
Here we help everyone converting cms into inches and vice versa, be it for technical or educational reasons.
Or when being on holidays, looking at a product with specifications of length in the other unit, and so on.
The reasons for conversion centimeters to inch are countless.
The centimeter is 1/100 of a meter (m), the base unit of length in the SI International System of Units, defined as the distance traveled in a fraction of a second.
The inch on the other hand is 1/12 of a foot, which is defined as exactly 0.3048 m.
Last, but not least, there are two spelling versions for cm:
The international variant, according to the International Bureau of Weights and Measures is “centimetre”, whereas the American spelling is centimeter.
The same ending applies also to multiples and sub-multiples.
To sum cm in inches up, we have added the following image, as an adage says that a picture is worth a thousand words:
This ends our information on the centimeter to inch conversion.
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