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Centimeters (cm) to Inches (in) Conversion Calculator and Table

Centimeters (cm) and inches (in) are both units of length, making their conversions simple and straightforward; one just has to remember the actual relation of these units.

Over time, the length of an inch varied, but today, it is standardized in relation to meters and centimeters.

Published: January 19, 2024.

To convert centimeters (cm) to inches (in or "), write the value in centimeters and click 'Calculate':

Centimeters (cm) to Inches (in)


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To convert inches to centimeters, check our Inches (in) to Centimeters (cm) Conversion Calculator and Table article.

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

Over time, the exact length of the inch varied, but today, it is standardized and is defined as exactly:

1 inch (in) = 2.54 cm → 1 cm = 1/2.54 inch = 0.393700787 inches = ~0.3937 inches

Thus, if You want to convert 15.34 cm to inches, You can write:

L(cm) = 15.34 cm = 15.34 / 2.54 in = 6.03937 inches

Similarly, we can calculate:

10 cm to inches:

10 cm = 10 / 2.54 in = 3.937 inches

15 cm to inches:

15 cm = 15 / 2.54 in = 5.9055 inches

18 cm to inches:

18 cm = 18 / 2.54 in = 7.0866 inches

20 cm to inches:

20 cm = 20 / 2.54 in = 7.8740 inches

25 cm to inches:

25 cm = 25 / 2.54 in = 0.9842 inches

30 cm to inches:

30 cm = 30 / 2.54 in = 11.8110 inches

40 cm to inches:

40 cm = 40 / 2.54 in = 15.7480 inches

50 cm to inches:

50 cm = 50 / 2.54 in = 19.6850 inches

60 cm to inches:

60 cm = 60 / 2.54 in = 23.6220 inches

80 cm to inches:

80 cm = 80 / 2.54 in = 31.4960 inches

100 cm to inches:

100 cm = 100 / 2.54 in = 39.370 inches

Centimeters (cm) to Inches (in) Conversion Table

The following chart contains the most common centimeters values converted to inches (in):

Centimeters (cm) Inches (in)
0.1 0.03937
0.5  0.19685
1  0.39370
2  0.78740
3  1.18110
5  1.96850
10  3.93700
20  7.87401
50  19.6850
100  39.3700
1000  393.700

 

If You wish to convert values that are not in the table, please use the centimeters-to-inches conversion calculator.

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A Brief History of Centimeters and Inches

The centimeter and inch, two prevalent units of measurement, have distinct historical backgrounds.

The centimeter, a product of the French Revolution's metric system, was part of an effort to standardize measurements based on natural constants. This system aimed for universal applicability, and the centimeter, as one-hundredth of a meter, was defined to align with this philosophy.

The inch, in contrast, has a more varied historical origin, evolving from the length of three barleycorns, which was the Anglo-Saxon standard. Its usage was formalized in England and later, in the United States, becoming a standard unit in the British Imperial System. The inch's definition has evolved, but it remains a key measurement unit, particularly in the United States.

These two units exemplify the cultural and historical diversity in measurement systems. The inch and centimeter, despite their different origins, now coexist in a globalized world, often used side by side in various fields.