Cm to Inches converter

Cm to Inches converter (cm to inches) is the length converter from one unit to another.  One centimeter is approximately equal to 0.3937 inches.

It is required to convert the unit of length from centimetre to inches. Cm to inches is the very basic unit conversion, which you will learn in primary classes. It is one of the most widely used operations in a variety of mathematical applications.

In this article, let us discuss how to convert centimetre (cm) to inches (“), and the usage of a tool that will help to convert one unit from another unit, and the relation between centimetre and inches with detailed explanation.

Table of Contents:

Centimeter Definition

In the metric system, a centimetre is a measure that is represented as the unit of length. The term centimetre is abbreviated as “cm” in which one centimetre is equal to the one-hundredth of a meter.

There are many units for length such as feet, gram, kilogram, etc. which are a part of the metric system. A CGS (Centimeter-gram-second) system of the unit has a base unit of cm.

Inch Definition

In mathematics, the customary system is used in order to measure the set of length, weight, capacity, and temperature. It purely depends on the English measurement system. The customary measurement system “inch” can be defined as the unit of length of measurement. It is represented using the inch symbol, ” or it can be denoted as in.

Relation Between Inch and Cm

To convert cm to inches or inches to cm, the relationship between inch and cm is that one inch is exactly equal to 2.54 cms in the metric system.

1” = 2.54 cm


1 cm = 1/2.54 inches

Therefore, to convert cm to inches, we need to divide the value in centimeters by 2.54.

For a 1 cm length unit, the corresponding length in inches is equal to 1cm = 0.393701 inches

How to Convert Centimeters (cm) to Inches (in)

With the help of this length converter, we can easily convert cm to inches like 10 cm to inches, 16 cm to inches, 18 cm to inches, 35 cm to inches, etc.

As we know that one centimeter is approximately equal to 0.393701 inches, the conversion from the unit centimeters to inches can be performed easily. To convert centimeters to inches, multiply the given centimeter value by 0.393701.

For example, to convert 10 centimeters to inches, multiply 10 centimeters by 0.393701 to get the inches value.

(i.e.,) 10 x 0.393701 = 3.93701 inches.

Hence, 10 centimeters is approximately equal to 3.93701 inches.

  • 12 cm in inches: 12 x 0.3937 = 4.7244
  • 15 cm in inches: 15 x 0.393701 = 5.90551
  • 30 cm in inches: 30 x 0.3937 = 11.811
  • 40 cm in inches: 40 x 0.3937  = 15.748 
  • 50 cm in inches: 50 x 0.3937 = 19.685

Centimeters to Inches Converter

Centimeters to inches converter will display the conversion value from the unit centimeters to inches. As soon as the centimeter value is entered in the input field, the corresponding inches value will be displayed in the output field in a fraction of seconds.  

Convert from cm to Inches


Cm to Inches Conversion chart

The conversion of centimeters to inches for certain values are provided below:

Centimetre Inches in Decimal Inches in Fraction
1 cm 0.3937 in 25/64 in
2 cm 0.7874 in 25/32 in
3 cm 1.1811 in 1 (3/16) in
4 cm 1.5748 in 1 (37/64) in
5 cm 1.9685 in 1 (31/32) in
6 cm 2.3622 in 2 (23/64) in
7 cm 2.7559 in 2 (3/4) in
8 cm 3.1496 in 3 (5/32) in
9 cm 3.5433 in 3 (35/64) in
10 cm 3.9370 in 3 (15/16) in

Centimeters to Inches Conversion Examples

The following examples will help to understand the conversion of centimeters to inches.

Example 1:

Convert 5 cm into inches.


We know that 1 cm is approximately equal to 0.393701 inches.

To convert 5 cm into inches, multiply 5 cm by 0.393701 inches.

= 5 x 0.393701 inches

=1.9685 inches

Therefore 5 cm is equal to 1.9685 inches.

Example 2:

Convert 30 cm into inches.


We know that 1 cm = 0.393701 inches.

To convert 30 cm into inches, multiply 30 cm by 0.393701 inches.

= 30 x 0.393701 inches

=11.811 inches

Therefore 30 cm is equal to 11.811 inches.

Example 3:

Convert 25 cm into inches.


We know that 1 cm = 0.393701 inches.

To convert 25 cm into inches, multiply 25 cm by 0.393701 inches.

= 25 x 0.393701 inches

= 9.8425 inches

Therefore 25 cm is equal to 9.8425 inches.

Frequently Asked Questions on Centimeters to Inches

What is the value of 1 cm in inches?

The value of 1 cm is approximately equal to 0.393701 inches.

How to convert the centimeters to inches?

To convert centimeters into inches, multiply the given centimeter value by 0.393701 inches. For examples 20 cm to inches is equal to 7.874 inches. (i.e.) 20 x 0.393701 = 7.874.

Convert 70 cm to inches.

We know that 1 cm = 0.393701 inches
Therefore, 70 cm = 70 x 0.393701 inches
70 cm = 27.559 inches
Hence, 70 cm is equal to 27.559 inches.

How many inches are in 17 cm?

17 centimeters is equal to 6.6929 inches. (i.e., 17 x 0.393701 = 6.6929 inches)

What is the relation between inches and centimeters?

The relation between centimeters and inches is one inch is equal to 2.54 centimeters and one centimeter is equal to 0.393701 inches.

Here, BYJU’S provides you with a user-friendly cm to inches conversion tool, which is very straightforward and quick to use. All you need to do is, enter the value in cm which will convert cm to inches.

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