Here’s an fast and easy way to convert inches to cm. Just type in what you want to convert to cm’s below and press convert on the inches to cm converter.

 

Convert inches to cm


 

The solution looks like this:

Example: if you convert 8 inches to cm it looks like this 8 x 2.54 = 20.32 cm

if you want to convert cm to inches instead, use the cm to onches converter below.

 

Convert cm to inches


 

The solution looks like this:

Example: if you convert 30 cm to inches it looks like this 30 / 2.54 = 11.81 inches

 
Inches cm
1 2.54
2 5.08
3 7.62
4 10.16
5 12.70
6 15.24
7 17.78
8 20.32
9 22.86
10 25.40
11 27.94
12 30.48
13 33.02
14 35.56
15 38.10
16 40.64
17 43.18
18 45.72
19 48.26
20 50.80
21 53.34
22 55.88
23 58.42
24 60.96
25 63.50
26 66.04
27 68.58
28 71.12
29 73.66
30 76.20
31 78.74
32 81.28
33 83.82
34 86.36
35 88.90
Cm Inches
1 0.39
2 0.79
3 1.18
4 1.57
5 1.97
6 2.36
7 2.76
8 3.15
9 3.54
10 3.94
11 4.33
12 4.72
13 5.12
14 5.51
15 5.91
16 6.30
17 6.69
18 7.09
19 7.48
20 7.87
21 8.27
22 8.66
23 9.06
24 9.45
25 9.84
30 11.81
35 13.78
40 15.75
45 17.72
50 19.69
55 21.65
60 23.62
65 25.59
70 27.56
75 29.53
 

It is really simple to convert both inches to cm and cm to inches. The definition is 1 inch = 2.54 cm.

How to convert inches to cm

When converting inches to cm do this:

Inches  X  2.54  = Cm


Example

If you want to convert 7 inches to cm you would do this:

7 X 2.54 = 16.8 cm


If you want 8 inches in cm do this:

8 X 2.54 = 20.32 cm



How to convert cm to Inches

When Converting inches do this:

Cm  /  2.54  =  Inches


Example

If you want to convert 15 cm to inches you would do this:

15 / 2.54 =  5.905511811023622 inches  or rounded to 5.91 inches


If you want 60 cm in inches do this:

60 / 2.54 = 23.62204724409449 inches or rounded to 23.62 inches



Video explaining inches to cm


 

When converting inches to cm maybe you would like to know what inches and cm is? Let´s start with inches.

 

Inches


An inch is an older unit of length and is used in a couple of systems of measurement, like imperial and United States customary systems. It has also been used in Europe in states like Sweden, Denmark and Germany.


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It was probably initially defined as the distance from the first knuckle to the edge of a man’s thumb. In a couple of languages the word “inch” is similar or the same as for the word “thumb” like these.


  • Catalan: polzada =  inch, polze = thumb
  • French: pouce = inch/thumb
  • Italian: pollice = inch/thumb
  • Spanish: pulgada = inch, pulgar = thumb
  • Portuguese: polegada = inch, polegar = thumb
  • Swedish: tum = inch, tumme = thumb
  • Dutch: duim = inch/thumb
  • Czech: palec = inch/thumb
  • Slovak: palec = inch/thumb
  • Hungarian: hüvelyk = inch/thumb
  • Danish: tomme / tommer = inch/inches , tommel = thumb
  • Norwegian: tomme / tommer = inch/inches , tommel = thumb
 

So how do we define an inch? An inch is today defined as exactly 2.54cm. Here are some other definitions from the international inch to other units of length.

1 Inch

=

100 Points
1 Inch

=

1000 Thou / mil
36 inches

=

1 Yard
1 inch

=

2.54 Cm
1 inch

=

0.025 Meters
1 inch

=

1/12 Feet
 

 

Centimeters ( cm )


Centi is a prefix in the metric system denoting a factor of one hundredth so A centimeter or cm is 1/100 of a meter (0.01 meter).


So what is a meter? It is just like an inch a unit of length. It was originally defined to be one ten millionth ( 1 / 10 000 000 ) of the distance between the North Pole and the Equator through Paris. This should mean that the distance around the world if the earth was a perfect circle (hint: it´s not) would be 40 000 000 meters.


The meter is a part of the metric system also known as SI or the “International System of Units”. Just like with kilograms the French “Bureau international des poids et mesures (BIPM)” or the International Bureau of Weights and Measures handles the work and the prototype for the meter.


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