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Convert Inches to Centimetres
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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
Centimeters
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 measure | Relation/Equivalent to other units |
1 inch | 1/12 or 0.8333Feet |
1 inch | 1/36 of 0.2777 Yards |
1 inch | 25.4 millimetres |
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 measure | Relation/Equivalent to other units |
1 cm | 10 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
Related conversions
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centimetre to metre |
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inch to centimetre |
inch to metre |
References:
SI Base units
Written by
Rahul LathReviewed by
Arpit Rankwar