How to Convert Centimeters to Inches

By | May 10, 2017

You could actually convert centimeter to inches by just using simple calculations. Conversions do not include any difficult steps of divisions or multiplications. You may either calculate it manually with pen and paper or use a calculator.

Centimeter is the unit of length, its symbol is "cm". The SI base unit of length is meter and the unit measurement centimeter is 1 × 10-2 meter. It is the hundredth part of meter (m) or in other words 1 meter is equal to 100 centimeters.

Inch is a unit of length and is abbreviated as in and represented by symbol ". 36 inches make a yard and 2 feet to inches is 12.

You could clearly recognize the length of the unit centimeter on a ruler. This ruler is divided into millimeters and centimeters. The small lines signify millimeters (mm) and long lines on metric ruler signify centimeters (cm). For instance, if you would like to measure 1.3 centimeters, count small 3 lines after 1 long line on your metric ruler.

Converting centimeters to inches?

Calculation by hand. In manual centimeters to inches conversion, you need a paper and a pen.

1. Write down the centimeter measurement you wish to convert to inches. 2. To convert it to inches, multiply centimeters by 0.3937 because 1 cm is equivalent to 0.3937 inches 3. To get the number of inches here is an example:

1 2 cm X 0. 3 9 3 7 in

8 4

+3 6

+1 0 8

+3 6

47,244

To set the decimal point, count 4 numbers from the right. The measurement conversion of 12 cm to inches is 4.7244

Calculation Using a Calculator

Take your calculator. Multiply the unit value in centimeters with 0.3937. The result that will come out is the value in inches. For example if you want to convert 30 centimeters to inches. Multiply 30 with 0.3937 and your converted value in inches will be 11.811.

Calculations for converting centimeters to inches are very easy and quick. You do not have to follow any long and complicated steps to do the conversion. You just need few simple steps and get your values. Just keep in mind that 1 centimeter = 0.3937 inches.

Source by Karina Daniel

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