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Convert Inches to Centimetres

Written by Rahul Lath

Updated on: 03 Jun 2024

Convert Inches to Centimetres

Convert Inches to Centimetres

You can convert inch to centimetre by multiplying the given value in inches by a factor of 2.54 to get the value in centimetres.

Inches


in

Centimeters


cm

How many centimetres is an inch?

1 inch (in) = 2.54 centimetres (cm)

Inch (in) to centimetre (cm) conversion chart with integrated calculator 

Inches (in) Centimetres (cm)
1 in 2.54 cm
2 in 5.08 cm
3 in 7.62 cm
4 in 10.16 cm
5 in 12.70 cm
6 in 15.24 cm
7 in 17.78 cm
8 in 20.32 cm
9 in 22.86 cm
10 in 25.40 cm
100 in 254.00 cm

Enter length in inches 

 inch 

 

Definition of inch

An inch is defined as the measurement unit used in Imperial and the US Customary measurement systems. It is the unit of length. It is represented using the notations “in” or the symbol “. 

Common usage 

  • Inch is very often used as a measure for electronic parts especially display screens for laptops, televisions, or mobile phones. 
  • Inches are also commonly used to specify the diameter of vehicle wheel rims and the corresponding inner diameter of tyres in tyre codes.

Relation/equivalence of inch to other standard units 

Unit of measureRelation/Equivalent to other units 
1 inch1/12 or 0.8333Feet
1 inch1/36 of 0.2777 Yards
1 inch25.4 millimetres 
Relation of inch to other standard units

Definition of a centimetre (international spelling) or centimeter (American spelling)

A centimetre is a unit of length in the metric (SI) system, equal to one-hundredth of a metre. It is represented using the notation “cm”. 

Common usage 

  • It is mostly used in all sorts of applications to measure the length of everyday objects 
  • It is a widely used metric to report the level of rainfall. <ref wikipedia>
  • In maps, centimetres are used to make conversions from map scale to real-world scale (kilometres) <ref wikipedia>

Did you know? 

centi is the prefix used to denote the 1/100 value of an International system of units (SI) base unit of measure.

Relation/equivalence of centimetres to other standard units

Unit of measureRelation/Equivalent to other units 
1 cm10 millimetres
1 cm 1/100 metre
1 cm.39 inches

Inch to cm formula 

1 (inch) in = 2.54 (centimetre) cm

Inches can be converted to the centimeter values by multiplying the given inch value by 2.54 cm. 

Enter length in inches   inch 

 

Examples of inch to centimetre conversions

Problem 1:
Convert 10 inches to centimetres.
Solution 1:
We know that 1 inch is equal to 2.54 centimetres.
Therefore, 10 inches = 10 x 2.54 = 25.4 centimetres

Problem 2: 
Convert 4.5 inches to centimetres.
Solution 2:
We know that 1 inch is equal to 2.54 centimetres. Therefore, 4.5 inches = 4.5 x 2.54 = 11.43 centimetres

FAQ on inch to centimetre conversion

How many centimetres in 1 inch

1 inch = 2.54 centimetres

How many centimetres are there in 10 inches 

1 inch is equal to 2.54 centimetres.
Therefore, 10 inches = 10 x 2.54 = 25.4 centimetres

How many inches are there in 1 cm

1 inch = 2.54 cm.
Therefore, 1 cm = 1/2.54 = 0.3937 inch.

1 inch to cm

1 inch = 2.54 cm

1/2 inch to cm

1 inch = 2.54 cm
Therefore 1/2 inch = 2.54/2 = 1.27 cm

3/4 inch to cm

1 inch = 2.54 cm
Therefore 3/4 inch = 3 x 2.54/4 = 1.905 cm

5 inch to cm

1 inch = 2.54 cm
Therefore 5 inch = 5 x 2.54 = 10.7 cm

6 inch to cm

1 inch = 2.54 cm
Therefore 6 inch = 6 x 2.54 = 15.24 cm

10 inch to cm

1 inch = 2.54 cm
Therefore 10 inch = 10 x 2.54 = 25.4 cm

1 feet to cm

1 feet = 12 inches
1 inch = 2.54 cm
Therefore 1 feet = 12 x 2.54 = 30.48cm

4 inch to cm

1 inch = 2.54 cm
Therefore 4 inch = 4*2.54 cm = 10.16 cm

2 inch to cm

1 inch = 2.54 cm
Therefore 2 inch = 2*2.54 cm = 5.08 cm

3 inch to cm

1 inch = 2.54 cm
Therefore 3 inch = 3*2.54 cm = 7.62 cm

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References:
SI Base units

Written by by

Rahul Lath

Reviewed by by

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