# How To Convert Centimeters To Inches

How to convert centimeters to inches? What is the formula to convert centimeter into inches or how do you convert only centimeters into inches only. All you will be answered here with detail information. Centimeter is also known as “Centimetre”. One centimeter is equal to 0.393701 inch. It may sound a little difficult, but converting from centimeter to inches or from inch to centimeter is really easy directly by applying the conversion rules given below in this article. So lets check out here if you want to know more about “ 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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## Steps

1. Know the difference between a centimeter and an inch. 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.
2. Know the first formula for converting centimeters to inches. 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.
3. Know the second formula. 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

### Centimeter

Definition: A centimeter (symbol: cm) is a unit of length in the International System of Units (SI), the current form of the metric system. It is defined as 1/100 meters.

History/origin: A centimeter is based on the SI unit meter, and as the prefix “centi” indicates, is equal to one hundredth of a meter. Metric prefixes range from factors of 10-18 to 1018 based on a decimal system, with the base (in this case the meter) having no prefix and having a factor of 1. Learning some of the more commonly used metric prefixes, such as kilo-, mega-, giga-, tera-, centi-, milli-, micro-, and nano-, can be helpful for quickly navigating metric units.

Current use: The centimeter, like the meter, is used in all sorts of applications worldwide (in countries that have undergone metrication) in instances where a smaller denomination of the meter is required. Height is commonly measured in centimeters outside of countries like the United States.

### Inch

Definition: An inch (symbol: in) is a unit of length in the imperial and US customary systems of measurement. An inch was defined to be equivalent to exactly 25.4 millimeters in 1959. There are 12 inches in a foot and 36 inches in a yard.

History/origin: The term “inch” was derived from the Latin unit “uncia” which equated to “one-twelfth” of a Roman foot.

There have been a number of different standards for the inch in the past, with the current definition being based on the international yard. One of the earliest definitions of the inch was based on barleycorns, where an inch was equal to the length of three grains of dry, round barley placed end-to-end. Another version of the inch is also believed to have been derived from the width of a human thumb, where the length was obtained from averaging the width of three thumbs: a small, a medium, and a large one.

Current use: The inch is mostly used in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. It is also sometimes used in Japan (as well as other countries) in relation to electronic parts, like the size of display screens.

### How to Convert Centimeter to Inch

1 cm = 0.3937007874 in
1 in = 2.54 cm

Example: convert 15 cm to in:
15 cm = 15 × 0.3937007874 in = 5.905511811 in

## Conclusion

Although metric system is widely used across the globe, some of the people are still not comfortable to use it. Often you need to convert centimeters into inches or inches into centimeters to supply the accurate measurement in your domestic field, shop or any other place. Conversions help you to measure material on different basis.

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