How to convert centimetres to inches
Do you find yourself needing to convert centimetres to inches, or the other way around, but are unsure how to do it?
Look no further! Our free, easy-to-use conversion tool will do the job for you. Our guide also offers all the answers to your questions, explaining the conversion between these two units.
How do I convert centimetres to inches?
Converting from centimetres to inches isn't something you do often, however when the time comes that you need to, it can be confusing.
1 centimetre is roughly equivalent to 0.39 inches. Therefore, to convert from one to the other, you must multiply your length in centimetres by 0.39. This will give you the approximate measurement in inches.
For example, if you want to convert 40cm into inches the equation would be as follows:
40 x 0.39 = 15.6 inches
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How do I convert inches to centimetres?
Alternatively, you may want to convert inches to centimetres.
To do this, you simply divide your number in inches by 0.39 to get your length in centimetres. For example, if you want to convert a length of 32 inches to cm, the equation would be as follows:
32 / 0.39 = 82.05 cm
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For the most accurate result, use our inch to cm converter at the top of the page, which can also be used as a cm to inch converter!
How do I use a centimetres to inches converter?
To use a centimetre to inches converter (or vice versa), simply choose which way you want to convert, enter the length you want to convert, and read the result.
Our tool converts between the two units of measurement for you.
Examples of centimetres to inches conversion
In the table below, you can find some examples of centimetre to inch conversions.
|Length in cm||Length in inches|
|20 cm||7.87 inches|
|30 cm||11.81 inches|
|40 cm||15.784 inches|
|60 cm||23.62 inches|
Examples of conversions between the metric and imperial system
You can find some examples of conversions between the metric system and the imperial system in the table below:
|Metric vs Imperial||Imperial vs Metric|
|Hectares to Acres|
1 ha = 2.47 ac
|Acres to Hectares|
1 ac = 0.40 ha
|Square Kilometres to Square Miles|
1 km² = 0.39 mi²
|Square miles to Square kilometres|
1 mi² = 2.59 km²
|Centimetres to Inches|
1 cm = 0.39
|Inches to centimetres|
1 in = 2.54 cm
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Which provinces in Canada use which systems?
Canadians use a large mix of different units of measurement, from both the metric and imperial systems. This is regardless of if you are in Quebec or an English-speaking province. It is hard to know which ones to use if you are not a native in your province.
Measurements of distance, lengths and areas are a good example to use here. The measurement system you use will depend on what you would like to measure:
- Size of a person: imperial
- Measurement in a building: imperial
- Size of a building: imperial or metric
- Distance and speed of cars: metric
- Size of an apartment: imperial
- Land area: imperial
- Land lengths: imperial