# How to Convert Centimeters to Inches: 3 Steps (with Pictures)

## Video: How to Convert Centimeters to Inches: 3 Steps (with Pictures)

Have you ever wanted to know how to convert cm to inches? Follow the steps in this article to become a conversion master. You may be surprised at how often this knowledge will come in handy.

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#### Step 1. Know the difference between centimeters and inches

Centimeters (cm.) measure length and distance. It is part of the metric system, which is used worldwide. A centimeter is one hundredth of a meter. An inch is a unit of measurement that measures length and distance. Inches are generally used only in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. An inch is abbreviated as (in.) An inch is 1/12 of a foot and 1/36 of a yard.

### 1 cm. equals 0.394 inches

#### Step 2. Know the first formula for converting centimeters to inches

The formula is: [number of centimeters] X 0, 39 = [number of inches]. This equation means that, using a calculator, you enter the number of centimeters you want to convert, multiply that number by 0.39 and you get the number in inches.

### For example, if you wanted to convert 10 centimeters to inches, the equation would be written like this: 10 cm X 0.39 = 3.9 inches

#### Step 3. Know the second formula

The second formula is: [number of cm] / 2.54. This means, you enter the number of centimeters you want to convert and divide by 2.54.

 _ cm * 1 in 2.54 cm = ? in