# Inches to CM

**Inches and centimeters are two of the most widely used units of measurements today. From furniture to appliances, etc. you encounter both units on a regular basis. Knowing how to convert inches to cm is going to give you an advantage when it comes to shipping, building etc. 1 inch = 2.54 cm, but let’s talk about conversions right here.**

## Inches to CM Converter

Here we have an inches to cm converter. It is very easy to use and provides you with accurate figures every time. To use the converter, type the number in the inches box. We also want to point out the converter works automatically. As you type, the numerical correspondent in centimeters will appear in the centimeter field.

Once you have the results, you can click the reset button to do other conversions. While there are many ways to convert inches to cm, this is probably the quickest.

## Inches to CM – Unit Definition

**Inch Definition:** We have already pointed out that an inch is equal to **2.54 cm**. However there is more to it than that. The inch is a measuring unit that is used in US customary systems and in imperial measurements too.

Variations of the inch have been in use since the 7^{th} century, and in Latin it is called 1/12^{th}. The modern inch is 1/12^{th} of a foot. The inch is often commonly used in North America and other countries, and it is abbreviated as **in** or **“**. 12 inches is equivalent to a foot, and one inch is equal to 0.0254 meter and 0.0277778 yard.

**Centimeter Definition:** The centimeter (centimetre, cm) is part of the metric system. There are 100 cm in 1 meter, and 1 cm is equal to 0.393701 inch. If you’re used to inches, it may be a little difficult to imagine how large it is. However, there are many objects that will give you an idea of how big it is. A typical pen and pencil are about a centimeter wide and a staple is approximately 1 cm long. A paperclip is 3.5 cm long while a US bill note is 15 x 6 centimeters, though other bills may be somewhat larger.

## Inches to CM – Conversion Chart

Aside from the converter, we also have the __inches to cm conversion__ chart here. If you have the time to convert those numbers, just refer to these numbers as a quick guide. Think of these as a conversion cheat sheet.

Inches | Centimeters (cm) | Inches | Centimeters (cm) |
---|---|---|---|

1″ = | 2.54 | 11″ = | 27.94 |

2″ = | 5.08 | 12″ = | 30.48 |

3″ = | 7.62 | 13″ = | 33.02 |

4″ = | 10.16 | 14″ = | 35.56 |

5″ = | 12.70 | 15″ = | 38.10 |

6″ = | 15.24 | 16″ = | 40.64 |

7″ = | 17.78 | 17″ = | 43.18 |

8″ = | 20.32 | 18″ = | 45.72 |

9″ = | 22.86 | 19″ = | 48.26 |

10″ = | 25.40 | 20″ = | 50.80 |

## Convert Inches to CM

As has become evident here, there are a lot of ways to convert inches to cm (centimeters). The most practical method to convert inches to cm is our online converter as there is no need for figuring or number crunching here. Just put the number in the inches or cm box and you get instant results.

Along with converter and the inches to cm conversion chart, you may also want to try the old fashioned way. If you prefer to do manual calculations, here is how it is done.

Recall that one 1 inch is equal to 2.54 cm. To figure out how many inches there are, take 2.54 and multiply that by the inch. Want to find out how many cm there are in 2 inches? Multiply 2 x 2.54. Want to convert 6 inches into cm? Multiply 6 x 2.54. Do that every time you need to figure out the cm equivalent of those inches.

Now that we have taken a look at all the options, you no longer have to be confused about the different measurements products use. Depending on where you are and how you shop, you may find that some manufacturers like to use inches over cm. If so, these conversion tips will help you figure them out.

## Inches TO CM

If you’re in a place where inches are used for measurements – and you are accustomed to centimeter – it can be downright confounding. Unless you’re used to number crunching, it can be difficult to convert inches to cm.

To keep things simple, just remember that 1 inch is always equal to 2.54 cm. 1 centimeter on the other hand, is 0.3937 inches. Using these numbers you make various calculations that will give you the right figures.

As we have shown in the examples above, there’s really nothing to the process. No matter how many inches it is, you always multiply it by 2.54 to get the exact results. Whether you’re creating a chair or checking out the specs of a laptop, knowing how the conversion process works makes a huge difference.

While the manual method is effective, you will have the easiest time with our inches to cm converter. If you have a calculator, you can use the same technique. Just like with manual computations, you just need to specify the inch number and multiply with 2.54. There may be other ways to do this calculation, but this is the most straightforward.

If you’re not an expert in numbers, you were probably surprised at how easy the procedure is.

## How many CM is an Inch?

A single centimeter has 0.393701 inch. This is approximately .4 inches. It is easier to recall .4 than 0.393701, and in many cases you may not need to make an exact conversion. But if accuracy is needed, you should use a calculator or converter to get the last number right.

Now that we have established the equivalent of inches and centimeters and vice versa, you are probably wondering about the numerical equivalent of inches with other measuring units in the SI scale.

Here is quick roundup of the most common types of measurements in the SI (International System of Units) and their equivalent in inches:

**1 inch is equal to 0.0000254 km (kilometers)****1 inch is equal to 0.0254 m (meters)****1 inch is equal to 0.254 dm (decimeters)****1 inch is equal to 25.4 mm (millimeters)**

There are other measurements that we can point out here. For instance, one inch is equal to 0.0277778 yard, and one yard is equivalent to 3 feet. One foot is equal to 12 inches, and using that as a guide you’ll have an easy time figuring out the inch’s numerical value with other measuring systems.

**Sources:**

- International Bureau of Weights and Measures
- International System of Units
- United States customary units
- Imperial units
- Inch
- Centimetre
- Imperial and US customary measurement systems
- CGS System of Units