Abbreviations commonly used when discussing centimeters and inches:
- Centimeters -cm
- Meters - m
- Inches - '
- Feet - "
Centimeters are a metric unit commonly used to measure small distances. To give some idea of size, a credit card is approx. 8.5 cm * 5.5cm or 3 1/3rd" * 2 1/8th". In the metric system, centi always indicates 1/100th, so a centimeter is 1/100th of a meter. This number system is a bit easier to grasp than inches and feet, where an inch is 1/12th of a foot.
To convert cm to inches:
Multiply your centimeters value by 0.39370
Quick and easy cm to inches conversion:
You can get a pretty accurate answer by multiplying centimeters by four, then dividing by ten.
For instance, if you have 1cm, 1cm*4 = 4, 4/10 = .4inches
The actual answer is 0.3937008inches, so this rule of thumb is only .6% away from the real answer - close enough for most purposes.
Centimeters to Inches formula
Popular cm to inches conversions from this site:
- 1cm in inches - 0.3937008in
- 30cm in inches - 11.81102in = approx. 1 foot (1 ft = 12")