Tape measures can be used to measure units of length, and a calculator can be used to convert to another unit

Convert Inches to Millimeters

Convert from inches to millimeters with this simple formula:
millimeters = inches × 25.4
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1 Inch = 25.4 Millimeters

Learn How to Convert Inches to Millimeters Using our Conversion Formula

Converting an inch length measurement to a millimeter measurement involves multiplying your length by the conversion ratio to find the result. An inch is equal to 25.4 millimeters, so to convert simply multiply by 25.4.

For example, 5" = (5 × 25.4) = 127mm.

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

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

Millimeter is spelled millimetre internationally, and it is equal in length to .1 centimeters, 1000 micrometers, or 5/127 inch. They are represented by the smallest ticks on most metric rulers. To get a reference point of the size, the thickness of a dime is 1.35mm.

To get an idea of how small a millimeter is, a dime is 1.35mm thick.

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.

A quarter is .955" in diameter, which is just smaller than 1"

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.

inches and millimeters are units used to measure length
Convert Millimeters to Inches

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1" is equal to 0.083333 feet
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1" is equal to 2.54E-5 kilometers
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1" is equal to 0.0254 meters
Convert to Centimeters Length
1" is equal to 2.54 centimeters
Convert to Micrometers Length
1" is equal to 25,400 micrometers
Convert to Nanometers Length
1" is equal to 25,400,000 nanometers

Inch Measurements and Equivalent Millimeter Conversions

Common inch values converted to the equivalent millimeter value
Inches Millimeters Inches Millimeters Inches Millimeters
1" 25.4 21" 533.4 41" 1,041
2" 50.8 22" 558.8 42" 1,067
3" 76.2 23" 584.2 43" 1,092
4" 101.6 24" 609.6 44" 1,118
5" 127 25" 635 45" 1,143
6" 152.4 26" 660.4 46" 1,168
7" 177.8 27" 685.8 47" 1,194
8" 203.2 28" 711.2 48" 1,219
9" 228.6 29" 736.6 49" 1,245
10" 254 30" 762 50" 1,270
11" 279.4 31" 787.4 51" 1,295
12" 304.8 32" 812.8 52" 1,321
13" 330.2 33" 838.2 53" 1,346
14" 355.6 34" 863.6 54" 1,372
15" 381 35" 889 55" 1,397
16" 406.4 36" 914.4 56" 1,422
17" 431.8 37" 939.8 57" 1,448
18" 457.2 38" 965.2 58" 1,473
19" 482.6 39" 990.6 59" 1,499
20" 508 40" 1,016 60" 1,524