Inch to cm (inches to centimeters)

Metric Conversions.

cm to inches (Swap units)

1in = 2.54cm

Accuracy

Note: You can increase or decrease the accuracy of this answer by selecting the number of significant figures required from the options above the result.

Inches to Centimeters conversion formula

Centimeters = Inches * 2.54

1 Inches to Centimeters calculation

Centimeters = Inches * 2.54

Centimeters = 1 * 2.54

Centimeters = 2.54

Converting from Inches to Centimeters

To convert inches to cm you need to multiply the value in mm by 2.54 as there are this many centimeters in an inch.

For example, suppose you have a length of 100 inches and you want to convert it to centimeters: multiply 100 by 2.54 which gives you 254cm.

To make the conversion easier, you can use the inches to centimeters conversion calculator provided on this page. This tool will calculate the value for you and you can also enter the inch value in fractional form if required. It is important to note that when converting between inches and centimeters, it is always a good idea to round the result to the desired level of precision, depending on the context of the measurement.

Why convert from Inches to Centimeters?

Converting centimeters to inches is a common task in engineering, manufacturing and construction. Inches are imperial measurements that are normally used in the United States and United Kingdom. Centimeters are a unit of the metric system used worldwide. It is often necessary to convert inches to centimeters when following instructions of specifications in a unit unfamiliar to you.

Centimeters are used where high precision is required such as machining and fabrication. The smaller unit the simpler it is to allow for finer measurements. The metric system offers a logical system of measurement as converting between other metric units are simple and they are based on factors of 10.

Common inches to cm conversions

1 inch to cm = 2.54

2 inch to cm = 5.08

3 inch to cm = 7.62

4 inch to cm = 10.16

5 inch to cm = 12.7

6 inch to cm = 15.24

About Centimeters

The Centimeter is a unit in the metric system, which is used everywhere around the world apart from the United States and Burma.

Centimeters are smaller than inches. There are 2.54 centimeters in an inch. Centimeters are often used for smaller measurements in science, engineering and construction. They are also used in situations like measuring the length of objects or clothing.

The big advantage of using centimeters rather than imperial units is that they are based on powers of ten.

What are inches?

Inches are commonly used in the United States and the United Kingdom. An inch is defined as one twelth (1/12th) of a foot and used to measure small distances like the length of a pencil or the width of a book.

Inches are often used in construction, carpentry and engineering. They are also often found in the fashion industry for determining clothing sizes and are used to specify screen sizes for TVs and computer monitors.

To convert inches to other units you need to know the appropriate conversion factor. For example, to convert inches to centimeters you need to multiply the inch value by 2.54. To convert inches to millimeters the inch measurement is multiplied by 25.4.

Inches are used mainly in the United States but it is common to find people using inches in the United Kingdom especially for body measurements, trades and fashion. Inches are a standard worldwide in electronics and semiconductors.

Which countries use inches?

The United States is the most notable country that uses inches but a large number of people still use them in the United Kingdom as well. In the US, inches are the standard in construction and engineering. Inches are also common in determining a person's height or the size of television screens.

Although the UK has officially adopted the metric system, inches are still found in certain area particularly in construction. This is due to the historical influence of the imperial system. In the UK inches are also used for body height and objects that were traditionally measured this way such as vinyl records.

Which countries use centimeters?

A majority of countries worldwide have adopted the metric system and as such use centimeters.

In these countries millimeters are the preferred unit for measuring dimensions of building materials, such as pipes, beams, and panels. Centimeters are found in manufacturing, machinery and tools. Centimeters are also used in medicine and are used in the fashion and textile industry.

 

Inches to Centimeters table

Starting value
Increment
Accuracy
Inches
Centimeters
0in
0.00000cm
1in
2.54000cm
2in
5.08000cm
3in
7.62000cm
4in
10.16000cm
5in
12.70000cm
6in
15.24000cm
7in
17.78000cm
8in
20.32000cm
9in
22.86000cm
10in
25.40000cm
11in
27.94000cm
12in
30.48000cm
13in
33.02000cm
14in
35.56000cm
15in
38.10000cm
16in
40.64000cm
17in
43.18000cm
18in
45.72000cm
19in
48.26000cm
20in
50.80000cm
21in
53.34000cm
22in
55.88000cm
23in
58.42000cm
24in
60.96000cm
25in
63.50000cm
26in
66.04000cm
27in
68.58000cm
28in
71.12000cm
29in
73.66000cm
30in
76.20000cm
31in
78.74000cm
32in
81.28000cm
33in
83.82000cm
34in
86.36000cm
35in
88.90000cm
36in
91.44000cm
37in
93.98000cm
38in
96.52000cm
39in
99.06000cm
40in
101.60000cm
41in
104.14000cm
42in
106.68000cm
43in
109.22000cm
44in
111.76000cm
45in
114.30000cm
46in
116.84000cm
47in
119.38000cm
48in
121.92000cm
49in
124.46000cm
50in
127.00000cm
51in
129.54000cm
52in
132.08000cm
53in
134.62000cm
54in
137.16000cm
55in
139.70000cm
56in
142.24000cm
57in
144.78000cm
58in
147.32000cm
59in
149.86000cm
60in
152.40000cm
61in
154.94000cm
62in
157.48000cm
63in
160.02000cm
64in
162.56000cm
65in
165.10000cm
66in
167.64000cm
67in
170.18000cm
68in
172.72000cm
69in
175.26000cm
70in
177.80000cm
71in
180.34000cm
72in
182.88000cm
73in
185.42000cm
74in
187.96000cm
75in
190.50000cm
76in
193.04000cm
77in
195.58000cm
78in
198.12000cm
79in
200.66000cm

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