A Guide to Convert Inches to Centimeters
The formula to convert inches to centimeters is “in x 2.54 = cm”. Suppose a woman stands 5'
5". That is 65 inches. To find her height in centimeters, multiply 65 inches x 2.54. The answer
is 165 centimeters.
Online Conversion Tools
A pocket calculator can do the conversion easily. A calculator can also do a centimeter to inch
conversion. But you can also do it online.
You just go online and look for a site that performs measurement conversions. These sites are
free. They are also very easy to use. You just enter the figures and click convert.
Facts about the Centimeter
The centimeter is the American spelling. In the UK and other countries, it is centimetre. Its
symbol is cm. It is a unit used in the metric system. The centimeter is equal to a hundredth of
In the SI system, the meter is the base unit. For a factor of 10-2, the SI prefix is Centi. In
engineering notation, the cm can be expressed as 10×10−3 m. In scientific E notation, it is
expressed as 1E−2 m. This means 1 m/100 or 10 mm.
Knowing how to convert inches to centimeters is necessary. Unlike other measurements, the
centimeter is still used in a practical manner. It is not limited to specialized or scientific fields.
The centimeter is about as wide as an adult’s fingernail. With an English inch ruler this is
about 3/8 in and 7/16 inch.
Cm Size Equivalents
One centimeter is equal to 0.01 meter. This can be written down as 1.00 E-2 m. One meter is
equivalent to 100 centimeters. One centimeter is equal to 0.393700787401575 inch. One inch
is equal to 2.54 centimeters. One cubic cm is equivalent to 1 ml.
Uses of the Centimeter
The centimeter is used mainly for length measurement. However, it can also be used in other
ways. Centimeter is sometimes used to measure rainfall. The CGS system uses the cm to
determine capacitance. 1 cm capacitance is equivalent to 1.113×10 − 12 Farad. Centimeters
are also used in maps to set the scales.
Inch Size Equivalents
An inch is equal to 2.54 centimeters. It is equal to 0.02778 yards or 1,000,000 microinches.
One pin is the same as a millionth of an inch. The inch is the same as 1,000 mil and 1,000
The inch is the unit of length used in various countries. It is used in America and many other
nations. A foot is equal to 12 inches. One yard has 36 inches. Even though the meter was
introduced in the UK, the inch is still wisely used there.
Since the measurements used in countries vary, being aware of how to convert inches to
centimeters becomes important. It can resolve a lot of potential confusion and problems.