cm to inches (Centimeters to Inches)

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Centimeters to Inches formula

in =
cm * 0.39370
 
 
 
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Abbreviations commonly used when discussing centimeters and inches:

  • Centimeters -cm
  • Meters - m
  • Inches - '
  • Feet - "

Centimeters are a metric unit commonly used to measure small distances. To give some idea of size, a credit card is approx. 8.5 cm * 5.5cm or 3 1/3rd" * 2 1/8th". In the metric system, centi always indicates 1/100th, so a centimeter is 1/100th of a meter. This number system is a bit easier to grasp than inches and feet, where an inch is 1/12th of a foot.

To convert cm to inches:

Multiply your centimeters value by 0.39370

Quick and easy cm to inches conversion:

You can get a pretty accurate answer by multiplying centimeters by four, then dividing by ten.
For instance, if you have 1cm, 1cm*4 = 4, 4/10 = .4inches
The actual answer is 0.3937008inches, so this rule of thumb is only .6% away from the real answer - close enough for most purposes.

Centimeters to Inches formula

in =
cm * 0.39370
 
 
 

Popular cm to inches conversions from this site:

  • 1cm in inches - 0.3937008in
  • 30cm in inches - 11.81102in = approx. 1 foot (1 ft = 12")

 

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Centimeters Inches
0cm 0.00in
1cm 0.39in
2cm 0.79in
3cm 1.18in
4cm 1.57in
5cm 1.97in
6cm 2.36in
7cm 2.76in
8cm 3.15in
9cm 3.54in
10cm 3.94in
11cm 4.33in
12cm 4.72in
13cm 5.12in
14cm 5.51in
15cm 5.91in
16cm 6.30in
17cm 6.69in
18cm 7.09in
19cm 7.48in
Centimeters Inches
20cm 7.87in
21cm 8.27in
22cm 8.66in
23cm 9.06in
24cm 9.45in
25cm 9.84in
26cm 10.24in
27cm 10.63in
28cm 11.02in
29cm 11.42in
30cm 11.81in
31cm 12.20in
32cm 12.60in
33cm 12.99in
34cm 13.39in
35cm 13.78in
36cm 14.17in
37cm 14.57in
38cm 14.96in
39cm 15.35in
Centimeters Inches
40cm 15.75in
41cm 16.14in
42cm 16.54in
43cm 16.93in
44cm 17.32in
45cm 17.72in
46cm 18.11in
47cm 18.50in
48cm 18.90in
49cm 19.29in
50cm 19.69in
51cm 20.08in
52cm 20.47in
53cm 20.87in
54cm 21.26in
55cm 21.65in
56cm 22.05in
57cm 22.44in
58cm 22.83in
59cm 23.23in