How To Convert From Cm To Inches?

The conversion of centimetres to inches is frequently used in science, fashion and art. The conversion from cm to inches is very simple. The conversion is simple and based on the unitary method. To convert in inches, multiply the centimetre by 0.39. Centimetre falls under the metric system and inches falls under the imperial system. 

Cm To Inches Formula & Examples

One centimetre is 0.393701 inches. Therefore, the formula to convert from centimetres to inches is 

Inches= Centimetres*0.39

Example 1– Convert 5 cm to inches

By applying the above-mentioned formula, 

= 5*0.39

= 1.95 inches

Example 2– Convert 10 cm to inches

By applying the above-mentioned formula, 

= 10*0.39

= 3.9 inches

Example 3– Convert 50 cm to inches

By applying the above-mentioned formula, 

= 50*0.39

= 19.5 inches 

Example 4– Convert 100 cm to inches

By applying the above-mentioned formula, 

= 100*0.39

= 39 inches

Example 5– Convert 150cm to inches

By applying the above-mentioned formula, 

= 150*0.39

= 58.5  inches

Example 6– Convert 200 cm to inches

By applying the above-mentioned formula, 

= 200*0.39

= 78 inches

Example 7– Convert 1000 cm to inches

By applying the above-mentioned formula, 

= 1000*0.39

= 390 inches

Relation Between Centimetres To Inches

Centimetre represents the metric system whereas inches represent the imperial system of measurement. Both cm and in are used to measure the length of objects. Some objects who are smaller in size, are measured on a centimetre scale. One inch is 2.54cm. Cm is used to measure rain in a rain gauge. Inches are used to measure electronic screens. They can be used interchangeably. 

1 centimetre = 0.39 inches
1 inch= 2.54 centimetres

Centimetre to Inches Conversion Table

The following table shows the value of units converted from centimetres to inches. 

Centimetres to inches
1 cm = 0.3937 in
2 cm = 0.7874 in
3 cm = 1.1811 in
4 cm = 1.5748 in
5 cm = 1.9685 in
6 cm = 2.3622 in
7 cm = 2.7559 in
8 cm = 3.1496 in
9 cm = 3.5433 in
10 cm = 3.937 in
11 cm = 4.3307 in
12 cm = 4.7244 in
13 cm = 5.1181 in
14 cm = 5.5118 in
15 cm = 5.9055 in
16 cm = 6.2992 in
17 cm = 6.6929 in
18 cm = 7.0866 in
19 cm = 7.4803 in
20 cm = 7.874 in
25 cm = 9.8425 in
30 cm = 11.811 in
35 cm = 13.7795 in
40 cm = 15.748 in
45 cm = 17.7165 in
50 cm = 19.685 in
55 cm = 21.6535 in
60 cm = 23.622 in
65 cm = 25.5906 in
70 cm = 27.5591 in
75 cm = 29.5276 in
80 cm = 31.4961 in
85 cm = 33.4646 in
90 cm = 35.4331 in
95 cm = 37.4016 in
100 cm = 39.3701 in
105 cm = 41.3386 in
110 cm = 43.3071 in
115 cm = 45.2756 in
120 cm = 47.2441 in
125 cm = 49.2126 in
130 cm = 51.1811 in
135 cm = 53.1496 in
140 cm = 55.1181 in
145 cm = 57.0866 in
150 cm = 59.0551 in
155 cm = 61.0236 in
160 cm = 62.9921 in

What is Centimetre(cm)?

Centimetre is used to measure length. It is used to measure small objects or the height of people. As different countries adopt different units of measurement, the centimetre comes under the metric system. 

The metric system has a history going back to the French Revolution when there was massive confusion regarding paying taxes according to the length and weight of the commodity. Every custom stop had a different measurement system which was becoming an expensive affair for the traders. In 1795, the metric systems were derived from metres that had Latin prefixes. The International Bureau of Weights and Measures  met in France where the Treaty of Metre was signed. 

  • Current Use of centimetre

The use of centimetre is given below. 

    • Centimetre is used to measure capacitance in CGS systems. 
    • It is also used to denote distance on maps in place of kilometres for easy understanding. 
    • Centimetre is used to measure rain in a rain gauge. 
    • Centimetre is used to measure small objects like pencils, pens, toys etc. 

What is an Inch(in)?

An inch is a unit of length under the imperial system of measurement. Inch is derived from the Latin word uncia which means one-twelft   h. Inch is most commonly used with feet to measure the height of a person. 

The history of an inch can be traced back to the British Imperial System. When barleycorn was used to measure lengths, one used to be one-third of an inch. The American customary system of measuring is derived from the United States. Inch became a standard system of measurement in New Zealand, Australia, the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada.

  • Current Use of Inch

The uses of the inch are given below. 

    • Inch is used along with feet to measure height. If you write 5’11”, it means a person is 5 feet and 11 inches tall. 
    • Inches are bigger units than millimetres and centimetres, therefore easy to measure small to medium-sized objects. 
    • Usually, electronic device companies use inches to measure the screen of a device. 

Abbreviations Commonly Used To Represent Centimetres and Inches

When it comes to symbols and abbreviations, Centimetre is abbreviated as cm. There is no designated symbol for centimetres. Inch is shortened to in. It is represented by the symbol of ‘ “ ‘. 

Difference Between Centimetres and Inches

Table showing the difference between centimetres and inches is given below. 

Basis  Centimetres  Inches
Measurement System Metric System Imperial System
Abbreviation cm in
Usage To measure rain from the rain gauge. 

To measure height 

To measure capacitance in the CGS system. 

Used with feet to measure height 

To measure screen size of TVs, laptops, phones and LED screens. 

Used on road signs. 

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

How to calculate centimetre to Inch (cm in inches)?

How to calculate centimetre to Inch (cm in inches)?

How many Inches are there in 1 centimetre?

There are 0.39 inches in one centimetre.

How many centimetres are there in 1 Inch?

There are 2.54 centimetres in an inch.

What is the formula for converting centimetre to Inch?

The formula for converting centimetres to inches is- centimetres*0.39.