Convert Inch to Centimeter (in to cm)

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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.

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.


How to Convert Inches to Centimeters

Example: How many centimeters are equivalent to 4.59 inches?


As;

1 inches = 2.54 centimeters

4.59 inches = Y centimeters

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

Y equals 4.59 times 2.54 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 4.59 * 2.54 / 1 = 11.6586 centimeters

Answer is: 11.6586 centimeters are equivalent to 4.59 inches.


Practice Question: Convert the following units into cm:


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

( i ) 7.57 in

( ii ) 30.76 in

( iii ) 33.43 in


Convert Inch to More Length Units

References
  • Wikipedia
  • USMA
  • NIST
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