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# How many centimeters in an inch?

Inch and centimeter are units for measuring length. An inch is an American unit of linear measurement, whereas a centimeter is a unit used in the metric system. But the question is, what is a cm to an inch?

## Do you know? One inch is equal to 2.54 centimeters.

This is the basic calculation. Using this formula, you can convert any number of inches into centimeters. For example, if you wanted to convert 2.5 inches to centimeters, what would you do? You will simply multiply that number by 2.54.

2.5 inch = 2.5 * 2.54 Centimeters

= 6.35 centimeters

As easy as that!

## ### Let’s have a look at the table below,

InchCentimeterInchCentimeter12.541127.9425.081230.4837.621333.02410.161435.56512.71538.1615.241640.64717.781743.18820.321845.72922.861948.261025.42050.8

This table is to provide a more visual idea about the conversion. Both units are needed in various situations. In one place inch might be a more proper unit to use for length, and somewhere else it might be centimeters. That’s why knowing both units is necessary.

If you’re asked your height in centimeters, but you don’t know the conversion between feet, inches, and centimeters, you would probably be in trouble.

Most of the rulers have measurements both in inches and centimeters for convenience. One reason is that both of the measurements are widely used in mathematics, and knowing them both is essential.

Sometimes when the number expressed by an inch is less than one, it is converted into centimeters to make calculations easier. Many other reasons can arouse the necessity of this conversion, so it’s better to know how to do it.

A printable sheet will also help to remember those numbers.

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