# Convert Centimeters to Inches

Enter the length in centimeters below to get the value converted to inches.

**Results in Inches:**

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## How to Convert Centimeters to Inches

To convert a centimeter measurement to a inch measurement, multiply the length by the conversion ratio. One centimeter is equal to 0.393701 inches, so use this simple formula to convert:

The length in inches is equal to the centimeters multiplied by 0.393701.

**For example,**here's how to convert 5 centimeters to inches using the formula above.

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

Centimeters and inches are both units used to measure length. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

## Centimeters

One centimeter is equal to one-hundredth (1/100) of a meter, which is defined as the distance light travels in a vacuum in a ^{1}/_{299,792,458} second time interval.

The centimeter, or centimetre, is a multiple of the meter, which is the SI base unit for length. In the metric system, "centi" is the prefix for 10^{-2}. Centimeters can be abbreviated as *cm*, for example 1 centimeter can be written as 1 cm.

Metric rulers typically have 30 cm, which are represented by 30 large tick marks. To get a rough idea of the actual length of a centimeter, a standard pencil is just about 1cm thick.

## Inches

An inch is a unit of linear length measure equal to ^{1}/_{12} of a foot or ^{1}/_{36} of a yard.
Because the international yard is legally defined to be equal to exactly 0.9144 meters, one inch is equal to 2.54 centimeters.

The inch is a US customary and imperial unit of length. Inches can be abbreviated as *in*, for example 1 inch can be written as 1 in.

Inches can also be denoted using the *″* symbol, otherwise know as a double-prime.
Often a double-quote (") is used instead of a double-prime for convenience.
Using the double-prime, *1 in* can be written as 1″.

The standard ruler has 12", and are a common measuring tool for measuring inches. They 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.

## Centimeter Measurements and Equivalent Inch Conversions

Centimeters | Inches (decimal) | Inches (fraction) |
---|---|---|

1 cm | 0.393701" | 25/64" |

2 cm | 0.787402" | 25/32" |

3 cm | 1.1811" | 1 3/16" |

4 cm | 1.5748" | 1 37/64" |

5 cm | 1.9685" | 1 31/32" |

6 cm | 2.3622" | 2 23/64" |

7 cm | 2.7559" | 2 3/4" |

8 cm | 3.1496" | 3 5/32" |

9 cm | 3.5433" | 3 35/64" |

10 cm | 3.937" | 3 15/16" |

11 cm | 4.3307" | 4 21/64" |

12 cm | 4.7244" | 4 23/32" |

13 cm | 5.1181" | 5 1/8" |

14 cm | 5.5118" | 5 33/64" |

15 cm | 5.9055" | 5 29/32" |

16 cm | 6.2992" | 6 19/64" |

17 cm | 6.6929" | 6 11/16" |

18 cm | 7.0866" | 7 3/32" |

19 cm | 7.4803" | 7 31/64" |

20 cm | 7.874" | 7 7/8" |

21 cm | 8.2677" | 8 17/64" |

22 cm | 8.6614" | 8 21/32" |

23 cm | 9.0551" | 9 1/16" |

24 cm | 9.4488" | 9 29/64" |

25 cm | 9.8425" | 9 27/32" |

26 cm | 10.24" | 10 15/64" |

27 cm | 10.63" | 10 5/8" |

28 cm | 11.02" | 11 1/32" |

29 cm | 11.42" | 11 27/64" |

30 cm | 11.81" | 11 13/16" |

31 cm | 12.2" | 12 13/64" |

32 cm | 12.6" | 12 19/32" |

33 cm | 12.99" | 12 63/64" |

34 cm | 13.39" | 13 25/64" |

35 cm | 13.78" | 13 25/32" |

36 cm | 14.17" | 14 11/64" |

37 cm | 14.57" | 14 9/16" |

38 cm | 14.96" | 14 61/64" |

39 cm | 15.35" | 15 23/64" |

40 cm | 15.75" | 15 3/4" |

## More Centimeter Length Conversions

**US Customary & Imperial Units**

- Convert to Miles
- 1 cm is equal to 6.2137E-6 miles
- Convert to Yards
- 1 cm is equal to 0.010936 yards
- Convert to Feet
- 1 cm is equal to 0.032808 feet

**SI Units**

- Convert to Kilometers
- 1 cm is equal to 1.0E-5 kilometers
- Convert to Meters
- 1 cm is equal to 0.01 meters
- Convert to Millimeters
- 1 cm is equal to 10 millimeters
- Convert to Micrometers
- 1 cm is equal to 10,000 micrometers
- Convert to Nanometers
- 1 cm is equal to 10,000,000 nanometers