# Convert Centimeters to Inches

## Learn How to Convert Centimeters to Inches Using our Conversion Formula

Converting a centimeter length measurement to an inch measurement involves multiplying your length by the conversion ratio to find the result. A centimeter is equal to 0.393701 inches, so to convert simply multiply by 0.393701.

For example, 5cm = (5 × 0.393701) = 1.968504".

Our inch fraction calculator can add centimeters and inches together and it also automatically converts the results to both imperial and metric values.

Centimeters and inches are both units used to measure length. Learn more about length and
find more length measurement conversion calculators.
A centimeter is a metric measurement and can be abbreviated as *cm*, for example 1cm.
An inch is an imperial measurement and can be abbreviated as *in*, for example 1in.
Learn more about the metric system, including the common unit prefixes and how to convert between metric units.

Internationally the centimeter is actually spelled centimetre and it's equal to 10 millimeters, .01 meters, or .393701 inches. Metric rulers have 30cm and they are the larger measurement. A standard pencil is just about 1cm thick, and can be used to get a rough idea of the size of a centimeter.

The actual length of an inch has varied becuase of variances of the length of a foot. Throughout history it has
been equal to ^{1}/_{12} - ^{1}/_{16} of a foot, but there are now exactly 12 inches in a foot. In 1959
the world agreed to the exact length of the national yard, .9144 meters. As such a foot is equal to .3048 meters
and an inch is equal to 2.54 centimeters.

The standard ruler has 12", and metric combinations have 30cm. Inches are also often measured using tape measures which commonly come in lengths from 6' - 35'. Other types of measuring devices include scales, calipers, measuring wheels, micrometers, yardsticks, and even lasers.

We recommend using a ruler or tape measure for measuring length, which can be found at a local retailer or home center. Rulers are available in imperial, metric, or combination with both values, so make sure you get the correct type for your needs. If you need a ruler you can also download and print our free printable rulers which include both imperial and metric measurements.

## More Length Conversions

- Convert to Miles Length
- 1cm is equal to 6.2137E-6 miles
- Convert to Yards Length
- 1cm is equal to 0.010936 yards
- Convert to Feet Length
- 1cm is equal to 0.032808 feet
- Convert to Kilometers Length
- 1cm is equal to 1.0E-5 kilometers
- Convert to Meters Length
- 1cm is equal to 0.01 meters
- Convert to Millimeters Length
- 1cm is equal to 10 millimeters
- Convert to Micrometers Length
- 1cm is equal to 10,000 micrometers
- Convert to Nanometers Length
- 1cm is equal to 10,000,000 nanometers

## Centimeter Measurements and Equivalent Inch Conversions

Centimeters | Inches | Centimeters | Inches | Centimeters | Inches |
---|---|---|---|---|---|

1 | 0.393701" | 21 | 8.2677" | 41 | 16.14" |

2 | 0.787402" | 22 | 8.6614" | 42 | 16.54" |

3 | 1.1811" | 23 | 9.0551" | 43 | 16.93" |

4 | 1.5748" | 24 | 9.4488" | 44 | 17.32" |

5 | 1.9685" | 25 | 9.8425" | 45 | 17.72" |

6 | 2.3622" | 26 | 10.24" | 46 | 18.11" |

7 | 2.7559" | 27 | 10.63" | 47 | 18.5" |

8 | 3.1496" | 28 | 11.02" | 48 | 18.9" |

9 | 3.5433" | 29 | 11.42" | 49 | 19.29" |

10 | 3.937" | 30 | 11.81" | 50 | 19.69" |

11 | 4.3307" | 31 | 12.2" | 51 | 20.08" |

12 | 4.7244" | 32 | 12.6" | 52 | 20.47" |

13 | 5.1181" | 33 | 12.99" | 53 | 20.87" |

14 | 5.5118" | 34 | 13.39" | 54 | 21.26" |

15 | 5.9055" | 35 | 13.78" | 55 | 21.65" |

16 | 6.2992" | 36 | 14.17" | 56 | 22.05" |

17 | 6.6929" | 37 | 14.57" | 57 | 22.44" |

18 | 7.0866" | 38 | 14.96" | 58 | 22.83" |

19 | 7.4803" | 39 | 15.35" | 59 | 23.23" |

20 | 7.874" | 40 | 15.75" | 60 | 23.62" |