Centimeters and Inches Converter
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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.
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.
|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.