Centimeters to Inches Conversion (cm to in) - 1 cm is 0.3937 Inch

Last Updated: April 30, 2021

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1 Centimeter is equal to Inch

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Before using the conversion formula for cm to inches, you should know what centimeter stands for. Centimeter is a metric unit which is used for the measurement of smaller distances. In the metric system, centimeter is indicative of 1/100th and hence it is 1/100th of a regular meter. 

Before converting cm to in, learn about the inch. It is a unit for length under the US and Imperial measurement systems. The inch was earlier defined in 1959 as a unit equivalent to 25.4 millimeters. A foot contains 12 inches while a yard has 36 inches in all. The term itself comes from uncia, the Latin term meaning 1/12th of a Roman foot. The present definition of inch is based upon the international yard.

1 centimeter is 0.01 meter or 10 millimeters or 0.3937 inches. This relationship can be defined in a manner where an inch equates to 2.54 centimeters as per the metric system. 

There is a simple formula for you to convert cm to inches. You can easily convert centimeters to inches by multiplying the centimeter value by 0.39370. You can expect accurate solutions with a cm to inches calculator. Suppose you wish to convert 30 cm to inches. In this case, it will be 30 multiplied by 0.39370, i.e. 11.811 inches. Similarly, 15 cm in inches will be 15 multiplied by 0.39370, i.e. 5.905 inches.

By this formula, you can obtain your answer through multiplication of the centimeters by four and then division by ten. This is a rough measure since the exact answer will be 0.393700 inches for a centimeter. It will give you a rough idea. 

The formula to convert centimeters to inches is pretty simple. If you were wondering how to convert cm to inches, this is the formula that you have to use. The formula is-

In = cm * 0.39370

For example, if you are converting 60 cm to inches, then the answer will be 23.622 inches. If you are converting 40 cm to inches, then the solution will be 15.748 inches. 

Here is the cm vs. inches conversion table:

Centimeter[CM]Inches [in]Centimeters to Inches [cm to in]
1 cm0.393701 inches1 Centimeter is equal to 0.393701 Inches
2 cm0.787402 inches2 Centimeter is equal to 0.787402 Inches
3 cm1.181103 inches3 Centimeter is equal to 1.181103 Inches
4 cm1.574804 inches4 Centimeter is equal to 1.574804 Inches
5 cm1.968505 inches5 Centimeter is equal to 1.968505 Inches
6 cm2.362206 inches6 Centimeter is equal to 2.362206 Inches
7 cm2.755907 inches7 Centimeter is equal to 2.755907 Inches
8 cm3.149608 inches8 Centimeter is equal to 3.149608 Inches
9 cm3.543309 inches9 Centimeter is equal to 3.543309 Inches
10 cm3.93701 inches10 Centimeter is equal to 3.93701 Inches
11 cm4.330711 inches11 Centimeter is equal to 4.330711 Inches
12 cm4.724412 inches12 Centimeter is equal to 4.724412 Inches
13 cm5.118113 inches13 Centimeter is equal to 5.118113 Inches
14 cm5.511814 inches14 Centimeter is equal to 5.511814 Inches
15 cm5.905515 inches15 Centimeter is equal to 5.905515 Inches
16 cm6.299216 inches16 Centimeter is equal to 6.299216 Inches
17 cm6.692917 inches17 Centimeter is equal to 6.692917 Inches
18 cm7.086618 inches18 Centimeter is equal to 7.086618 Inches
19 cm7.480319 inches19 Centimeter is equal to 7.480319 Inches
20 cm7.87402 inches20 Centimeter is equal to 7.87402 Inches
21 cm8.267721 inches21 Centimeter is equal to 8.267721 Inches
22 cm8.661422 inches22 Centimeter is equal to 8.661422 Inches
23 cm9.055123 inches23 Centimeter is equal to 9.055123 Inches
24 cm9.448824 inches24 Centimeter is equal to 9.448824 Inches
25 cm9.842525 inches25 Centimeter is equal to 9.842525 Inches
26 cm10.236226 inches26 Centimeter is equal to 10.236226 Inches
27 cm10.629927 inches27 Centimeter is equal to 10.629927 Inches
28 cm11.023628 inches28 Centimeter is equal to 11.023628 Inches
29 cm11.417329 inches29 Centimeter is equal to 11.417329 Inches
30 cm11.81103 inches30 Centimeter is equal to 11.81103 Inches
31 cm12.204731 inches31 Centimeter is equal to 12.204731 Inches
32 cm12.598432 inches32 Centimeter is equal to 12.598432 Inches
33 cm12.992133 inches33 Centimeter is equal to 12.992133 Inches
34 cm13.385834 inches34 Centimeter is equal to 13.385834 Inches
35 cm13.779535 inches35 Centimeter is equal to 13.779535 Inches
36 cm14.173236 inches36 Centimeter is equal to 14.173236 Inches
37 cm14.566937 inches37 Centimeter is equal to 14.566937 Inches
38 cm14.960638 inches38 Centimeter is equal to 14.960638 Inches
39 cm15.354339 inches39 Centimeter is equal to 15.354339 Inches
40 cm15.74804 inches40 Centimeter is equal to 15.74804 Inches
41 cm16.141741 inches41 Centimeter is equal to 16.141741 Inches
42 cm16.535442 inches42 Centimeter is equal to 16.535442 Inches
43 cm16.929143 inches43 Centimeter is equal to 16.929143 Inches
44 cm17.322844 inches44 Centimeter is equal to 17.322844 Inches
45 cm17.716545 inches45 Centimeter is equal to 17.716545 Inches
46 cm18.110246 inches46 Centimeter is equal to 18.110246 Inches
47 cm18.503947 inches47 Centimeter is equal to 18.503947 Inches
48 cm18.897648 inches48 Centimeter is equal to 18.897648 Inches
49 cm19.291349 inches49 Centimeter is equal to 19.291349 Inches
50 cm19.68505 inches50 Centimeter is equal to 19.68505 Inches
51 cm20.078751 inches51 Centimeter is equal to 20.078751 Inches
52 cm20.472452 inches52 Centimeter is equal to 20.472452 Inches
53 cm20.866153 inches53 Centimeter is equal to 20.866153 Inches
54 cm21.259854 inches54 Centimeter is equal to 21.259854 Inches
55 cm21.653555 inches55 Centimeter is equal to 21.653555 Inches
56 cm22.047256 inches56 Centimeter is equal to 22.047256 Inches
57 cm22.440957 inches57 Centimeter is equal to 22.440957 Inches
58 cm22.834658 inches58 Centimeter is equal to 22.834658 Inches
59 cm23.228359 inches59 Centimeter is equal to 23.228359 Inches
60 cm23.62206 inches60 Centimeter is equal to 23.62206 Inches
61 cm24.015761 inches61 Centimeter is equal to 24.015761 Inches
62 cm24.409462 inches62 Centimeter is equal to 24.409462 Inches
63 cm24.803163 inches63 Centimeter is equal to 24.803163 Inches
64 cm25.196864 inches64 Centimeter is equal to 25.196864 Inches
65 cm25.590565 inches65 Centimeter is equal to 25.590565 Inches
66 cm25.984266 inches66 Centimeter is equal to 25.984266 Inches
67 cm26.377967 inches67 Centimeter is equal to 26.377967 Inches
68 cm26.771668 inches68 Centimeter is equal to 26.771668 Inches
69 cm27.165369 inches69 Centimeter is equal to 27.165369 Inches
70 cm27.55907 inches70 Centimeter is equal to 27.55907 Inches
71 cm27.952771 inches71 Centimeter is equal to 27.952771 Inches
72 cm28.346472 inches72 Centimeter is equal to 28.346472 Inches
73 cm28.740173 inches73 Centimeter is equal to 28.740173 Inches
74 cm29.133874 inches74 Centimeter is equal to 29.133874 Inches
75 cm29.527575 inches75 Centimeter is equal to 29.527575 Inches
76 cm29.921276 inches76 Centimeter is equal to 29.921276 Inches
77 cm30.314977 inches77 Centimeter is equal to 30.314977 Inches
78 cm30.708678 inches78 Centimeter is equal to 30.708678 Inches
79 cm31.102379 inches79 Centimeter is equal to 31.102379 Inches
80 cm31.49608 inches80 Centimeter is equal to 31.49608 Inches
81 cm31.889781 inches81 Centimeter is equal to 31.889781 Inches
82 cm32.283482 inches82 Centimeter is equal to 32.283482 Inches
83 cm32.677183 inches83 Centimeter is equal to 32.677183 Inches
84 cm33.070884 inches84 Centimeter is equal to 33.070884 Inches
85 cm33.464585 inches85 Centimeter is equal to 33.464585 Inches
86 cm33.858286 inches86 Centimeter is equal to 33.858286 Inches
87 cm34.251987 inches87 Centimeter is equal to 34.251987 Inches
88 cm34.645688 inches88 Centimeter is equal to 34.645688 Inches
89 cm35.039389 inches89 Centimeter is equal to 35.039389 Inches
90 cm35.43309 inches90 Centimeter is equal to 35.43309 Inches
91 cm35.826791 inches91 Centimeter is equal to 35.826791 Inches
92 cm36.220492 inches92 Centimeter is equal to 36.220492 Inches
93 cm36.614193 inches93 Centimeter is equal to 36.614193 Inches
94 cm37.007894 inches94 Centimeter is equal to 37.007894 Inches
95 cm37.401595 inches95 Centimeter is equal to 37.401595 Inches
96 cm37.795296 inches96 Centimeter is equal to 37.795296 Inches
97 cm38.188997 inches97 Centimeter is equal to 38.188997 Inches
98 cm38.582698 inches98 Centimeter is equal to 38.582698 Inches
99 cm38.976399 inches99 Centimeter is equal to 38.976399 Inches
100 cm39.3701 inches100 Centimeter is equal to 39.3701 Inches

Centimeter is used widely throughout the globe for scenarios where people need a meter’s smaller denomination. Height is usually measured via centimeters outside of nations like the U.S. 

The inch is majorly used throughout the U.S. and Canada along with the UK as well. It is also used in Japan at times for measuring things like sizes of display units. 

FAQ

  • Q: How to calculate Centimeter to Inch?

    A: You have to use this formula- In = cm * 0.39370.

  • Q: How many Inches are there in 1 Centimeter?

    A: 1 centimeter equates to 0.3937 inches.

  • Q: How many Centimeters are there in 1 Inch?

    A: 1 inch equates to 2.54 centimeters.

  • Q: What is the formula for converting centimeter to inch?

    A: The formula is In = cm * 0.39370.

  • Q: What are the current uses of centimeter and inch?

    A: Centimeter is used for measuring height in many countries. Inch is used for measuring display unit sizes and other purposes in Japan and other countries.

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Common (cm) to (in) Conversions

Centimeter[CM]Inches [in]
1 cm0.393701 inches
2 cm0.787402 inches
3 cm1.181103 inches
4 cm1.574804 inches
5 cm1.968505 inches
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