Conversion from Centimeter (cm) to Inch (in) and vice versa

Updated on by Stefan Banse

Here you can convert the Unit of length Centimeter into the unit Inch and vice versa you can convert Inch into Centimeter. By clicking the "Swap units" icon, you will always obtain the desired conversion in the calculation result, i.e., cm to in or in to cm. With the following calculator you can also calculate any other Unit of length.

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Info about "Centimeter"

The centimeter unit is part of a metric system and is derived from the basic unit meter. 1 centimeter is equivalent to 0.01 meters or 1 meter is equivalent to 100 centimeters. The prefix "Zenti" in centimeters stands for one hundredth of the base unit. The centimeter belongs to the International System of Units (SI).

Info about "Inch"

According to history, the inch was first defined by law as 1/12 of a foot, then later as the length of three barley grains strung together. Similar to foot, yard and mile, it is also one of the length units that are not part of the International System of Units, but used widely and approved in the Anglo-American area. The inch is used worldwide, mainly to indicate screen diagonals.

Nowadays, inch is fixed to 1/12 of a foot. Therefore, 1 inch is equivalent to 2.54 centimeters or 1 centimeter is equivalent to 0.3937 inches.

Basis for conversion Centimeter (cm) to Inch (in) and vice versa

The abbreviation for the "Unit of length Centimeter" is cm. The abbreviation for the "Unit of length Inch" is in.

Formula for the conversion of Centimeter (cm) to Inch (in) and vice versa

The calculation from Centimeter to Inch shall be made using the following conversion formula:

 Conversion formula Centimeter to Inch 

Determine the number of Inch from Centimeter

Centimeter × 0.39370078740157


Formula for the conversion of Inch (in) to Centimeter (cm)

The calculation from Inch to Centimeter shall be made using the following conversion formula:

 Conversion formula Inch to Centimeter 

Determine the number of Centimeter from Inch

Inch × 2.54


Overview table: How many Centimeter are how many Inch?

Centimeter cm ⇒ Inch in
0.01 cm  are  0.00393 in
0.02 cm  are  0.00787 in
0.03 cm  are  0.01181 in
0.04 cm  are  0.01574 in
0.05 cm  are  0.01968 in
0.06 cm  are  0.02362 in
0.07 cm  are  0.02755 in
0.08 cm  are  0.03149 in
0.09 cm  are  0.03543 in
0.10 cm  are  0.03937 in
0.20 cm  are  0.07874 in
0.30 cm  are  0.11811 in
0.40 cm  are  0.15748 in
0.50 cm  are  0.19685 in
0.60 cm  are  0.23622 in
0.70 cm  are  0.27559 in
0.80 cm  are  0.31496 in
0.90 cm  are  0.35433 in
1 cm  corresponds to  0.39370 in
2 cm  are  0.78740 in
3 cm  are  1.18110 in
4 cm  are  1.57480 in
5 cm  are  1.96850 in
6 cm  are  2.36220 in
7 cm  are  2.75590 in
8 cm  are  3.14960 in
9 cm  are  3.54330 in
10 cm  are  3.93700 in
20 cm  are  7.87401 in
30 cm  are  11.81102 in
40 cm  are  15.74803 in
50 cm  are  19.68503 in
60 cm  are  23.62204 in
70 cm  are  27.55905 in
80 cm  are  31.49606 in
90 cm  are  35.43307 in
100 cm  are  39.37007 in
200 cm  are  78.74015 in
300 cm  are  118.11023 in
400 cm  are  157.48031 in
500 cm  are  196.85039 in
600 cm  are  236.22047 in
700 cm  are  275.59055 in
800 cm  are  314.96063 in
900 cm  are  354.33070 in
1 000 cm  are  393.70078 in

Overview table: How many Inch are how many Centimeter?

Inch in ⇒ Centimeter cm
0.01 in  are  0.02540 cm
0.02 in  are  0.05080 cm
0.03 in  are  0.07620 cm
0.04 in  are  0.10160 cm
0.05 in  are  0.12700 cm
0.06 in  are  0.15240 cm
0.07 in  are  0.17780 cm
0.08 in  are  0.20320 cm
0.09 in  are  0.22860 cm
0.10 in  are  0.25400 cm
0.20 in  are  0.50800 cm
0.30 in  are  0.76200 cm
0.40 in  are  1.01600 cm
0.50 in  are  1.27000 cm
0.60 in  are  1.52400 cm
0.70 in  are  1.77800 cm
0.80 in  are  2.03200 cm
0.90 in  are  2.28600 cm
1 in  corresponds to  2.54000 cm
2 in  are  5.08000 cm
3 in  are  7.62000 cm
4 in  are  10.16000 cm
5 in  are  12.70000 cm
6 in  are  15.24000 cm
7 in  are  17.78000 cm
8 in  are  20.32000 cm
9 in  are  22.86000 cm
10 in  are  25.40000 cm
20 in  are  50.80000 cm
30 in  are  76.20000 cm
40 in  are  101.60000 cm
50 in  are  127 cm
60 in  are  152.40000 cm
70 in  are  177.80000 cm
80 in  are  203.20000 cm
90 in  are  228.60000 cm
100 in  are  254 cm
200 in  are  508 cm
300 in  are  762 cm
400 in  are  1 016 cm
500 in  are  1 270 cm
600 in  are  1 524 cm
700 in  are  1 778 cm
800 in  are  2 032 cm
900 in  are  2 286 cm
1 000 in  are  2 540 cm

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Last update on November 22, 2020

The last changes in the "Units of length" category were implemented by Stefan Banse on November 22, 2020. The main changes were:

  • November 5, 2020: Publication of the Length converter
  • Editorial revision of all texts in this category