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## Centimeter

A centimeter (cm) is a metric unit of length that represents one hundredth of a meter. It is widely used for measuring small distances and lengths.

For example, when measuring the length of a pencil, you can use a ruler marked in centimeters. Place one end of the ruler at the starting point of the pencil and read the measurement at the other end. If the measurement reads 15 cm, it indicates that the length of the pencil is 15 centimeters from the starting point to the end.

## Inches

Inches are a unit of length commonly utilized in the Imperial system and the United States customary system. One inch is equivalent to 1/12th of a foot or approximately 2.54 centimeters.

For instance, when measuring the length of a small object like a pencil using a ruler marked in inches, you would place one end of the ruler at the starting point of the pencil and read the measurement at the other end. If the measurement reads 6 inches, it indicates that the length of the pencil from the starting point to the end is 6 inches.

## How to convert cm to inches

1cm = (1/2.54)″ = 0.3937007874″

Distance d in inches (″) is equal to distance d in centimeters (cm) that is divided by 2.54:

d_{(″)} = d_{(cm)} / 2.54

**For Example**

Convert 30 cm to inches:

d_{(″)} = 30cm / 2.54 = 11.811″

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### Centimeters to inches conversion table

Centimeters (cm) |
Inches (“)(decimal) |
Inches (“)(fraction) |

0.01 cm | 0.0039 in | 0 in |

0.1 cm | 0.0394 in | 3/64 in |

1 cm | 0.3937 in | 25/64 in |

2 cm | 0.7874 in | 25/32 in |

3 cm | 1.1811 in | 1 3/16 in |

4 cm | 1.5748 in | 1 37/64 in |

5 cm | 1.9685 in | 1 31/32 in |

6 cm | 2.3622 in | 2 23/64 in |

7 cm | 2.7559 in | 2 3/4 in |

8 cm | 3.1496 in | 3 5/32 in |

9 cm | 3.5433 in | 3 35/64 in |

10 cm | 3.9370 in | 3 15/16 in |

20 cm | 7.8740 in | 7 7/8 in |

30 cm | 11.8110 in | 11 13/16 in |

40 cm | 15.7480 in | 15 3/4 in |

50 cm | 19.6850 in | 19 11/16 in |

60 cm | 23.6220 in | 23 5/8 in |

70 cm | 27.5591 in | 27 9/16 in |

80 cm | 31.4961 in | 31 1/2 in |

90 cm | 35.4331 in | 35 7/16 in |

100 cm | 39.3701 in | 39 3/8 in |

## Frequently Asked Questions on cm to inches

### How to convert inches to cm?

To convert inches to centimeters, you can use the conversion factor: 1 inch = 2.54 centimeters. Simply multiply the number of inches by 2.54 to get the equivalent length in centimeters.

### How to convert cm to inches?

To convert centimeters to inches, you can divide the number of centimeters by 2.54. Since 1 inch is equal to 2.54 centimeters, dividing the length in centimeters by 2.54 will give you the equivalent length in inches.

### Is 1 inch 3 cm?

No, 1 inch is not equal to 3 centimeters. The correct conversion factor is 1 inch = 2.54 centimeters. So, 1 inch is equal to 2.54 centimeters.

### How many cm is 1 inch on a finger?

The length of 1 inch on a finger is the same as any other 1-inch measurement. It is equal to 2.54 centimeters.

### Convert 40 cm to inches?

To convert 40 centimeters to inches, you divide 40 by 2.54 (the conversion factor). The result is approximately 15.75 inches.

### Convert 90 cm to inches?

To convert 90 centimeters to inches, divide 90 by 2.54. The result is approximately 35.43 inches.