Convert CM to Inches (cm to in)| Centimeters to Inches

CM to Inches Converter

Sometimes we may require to convert CM to inches for various calculation purposes. One can easily use our tools below to convert centimetres to inches in seconds.

Centimeters to Inches Converter Tools

1 centimetre is 0.393701 Inches. You can also use our highly accurate CM to Inches converter tools to get the desired value in seconds. You just need to enter the value in CM and click the convert button to get the value in Inches.


Centimetre(CM) is Inches (In)


CM to Inches Formula and Example

The conversion of CM to Inches is an easy mathematical formula. Since one 1 centimetre is 0.393701 inches, we need to multiply any number with this one to get the value in Inches.


Inches = CM X 0.393701

Example: let’s suppose you want to convert 5 centimetres into inches. Now all you have to do is multiply five by 0.393701 and get the result in Inches. Like this

Inches = 5 x 0.393701 = 1.96850

Another Quick Method To Convert CM to Inches

You can also convert centimetres to inches by dividing the centimetres value by 2.54. The formula used for this is as follows:


Inches = CM % 2.54

For Example:  If you want to convert 5 CM into inches, divide five by 2.54. Like this

Inches = 5/2.54= 1.96850

Thus 5 cm is 1.96850 Inches.

Centimeters to Inches conversion table

Centimeters (cm)Inches 
0.01 cm0.0039 in
0.1 cm0.0394 in
1 cm0.3937 in
2 cm0.7874 in
3 cm1.1811 in
4 cm1.5748 in
5 cm1.9685 in
6 cm2.3622 in
7 cm2.7559 in
8 cm3.1496 in
9 cm3.5433 in
10 cm3.9370 in
20 cm7.8740 in
30 cm11.8110 in
40 cm15.7480 in
50 cm19.6850 in
60 cm23.6220 in
70 cm27.5591 in
80 cm31.4961 in
90 cm35.4331 in
100 cm39.3701 in

What is a Centimeter and its uses?

A centimetre (cm) is a unit of length in the metric system. It is one-hundredth(1/100th) of a meter, which makes it a subunit of the base unit of length in the International System of Units (SI). The metric system is widely used worldwide and based on powers of ten, making it easy to convert between different units.

To give you an idea of the length, a centimetre is approximate:

  • 0.39 inches in the Imperial system (used in the United States and a few other countries).
  • 0.01 meters in the metric system.

Centimetres are often used to measure smaller lengths, such as a person’s height, the length of an object, or the width of a book. For longer distances, meters or kilometres are more commonly used.

What is an Inch and its Uses?

An inch is a unit of length commonly used in the United States, the United Kingdom, and other countries that have not fully adopted the metric system. It is one of the units in the Imperial system of measurement.

In the International System of Units (SI), the metric system used worldwide, an inch equals approximately 2.54 centimetres. Therefore, 1 inch is approximately 2.54 centimetres.

The inch is subdivided into smaller units, such as:

  • 1 inch = 2.54 centimetres (exactly in the SI system)
  • 1 inch = 1/12 foot (in the Imperial system)
  • 1 inch = 1/36 yard (in the Imperial system)

Inches are often used in certain fields, such as screen sizes of TVs and computer monitors, and in some specialized applications where the Imperial system is still prevalent.


1 centimetre is 0.393701 Inches. So to convert centimetres into Inches, just multiply any number with 0.393701 and get the value in Inches. You can also use our tools above to convert CM to Inches easily.

Frequently Asked Questions About CM to Inches Conversion

1 cm is equivalnt to 0.394 inch
There are 2.54 centimetres in an Inch
10 cm is equals to 3.937 inches
100 cm is equivalent to 39.37 inches

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