Convert Centimeter to Inch (cm to in)

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Centimeter (abbreviation: cm): is a unit of length in the SI metric system, equal to one hundredth of a metre, centi being the prefix for a factor of 1/100. The centimetre was the base unit of length in the now deprecated centimetre–gram–second (CGS) system of units.

Inch (abbreviation: in): is a unit of length in the (British) imperial and United States customary systems of measurement now formally equal to 1/36 yard but usually taken as 1/12 of a foot.

How to Convert Centimeters to Inches

Example: How many inches are equivalent to 10.23 centimeters?


1 centimeters = 0.393701 inches

10.23 centimeters = Y inches

Assuming Y is the answer, and by criss-cross principle;

Y equals 10.23 times 0.393701 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 10.23 * 0.393701 / 1 = 4.02756123 inches

Answer is: 4.02756123 inches are equivalent to 10.23 centimeters.

Practice Question: Convert the following units into in:

N.B.: After working out the answer to each of the next questions, click adjacent button to see the correct answer.

( i ) 21.31 cm

( ii ) 29.05 cm

( iii ) 23.49 cm

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