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Centimeters and Inches Converter

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Convert quickly and easily between centimeters (cm) and inches (in) using this conversion tool. This converter gives the option to see results in fractions of an inch.

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How many inches in a cm?

1cm = 0.3937007874 inches. As there are 2.54cm in an inch, to convert your cm figure to inches you need to divide your figure by 2.54. Should you wish to convert from inches to centimeters you can multiply by 2.54.

1cm = 0.3937007874 inches

The Centimeter (British spelling 'centimetre') is a metric unit of length, distance or height. By contrast, the inch is an imperial measurement, still commonly used in the United States and United Kingdom.

Converting cm to inches - example

As an example, let's say you have a piece of wood measuring 50cm and you want to convert it into inches. To get our answer, we divide our centimeter figure by 2.54.

50 ÷ 2.54 = 19.685 inches (rounded to 3 decimal places).

cm to inches conversion chart

The chart below shows some popular conversions between centimeters and inches, rounded to a maximum of 4 decimal places.

Conversion of cm to inches
Centimeters Inches Inches (fraction approx)
1cm 0.3937 in 25/64 inch
10cm 3.937 in 3 15/16
20cm 7.874 in 7 7/8
30cm 11.811 in 11 13/16
40cm 15.748 in 15 3/4
50cm 19.685 in 19 11/16
60cm 23.622 in 23 5/8
70cm 27.5591 in 27 9/16
80cm 31.4961 in 31 1/2
90cm 35.4331 in 35 7/16
100cm 39.3701 in 39 3/8
Note: fraction figures for inches are approximate.

The conversion tool on this page can help you convert between centimeters and inches. Should you wish to include feet in your calculation, give the cm, feet and inches converter a try. As an alternative, if you'd like to convert between millimeters and inches, you can find the mm to inches converter here.