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Centimeters to Inches
While measuring length, we are often stuck in situations where different measurement units are given. In those situations, we need to convert the given quantity or value from one unit to another. Centimeters to inches is one such conversion in mathematics that we do while working with problems related to length. To convert cm to inches, we multiply the value by 0.3937 or 0.4, as one centimeter is approximately equal to 0.3937 inches. Let us learn more about cm to inches conversion in this article.
1.  How to Convert Cm to Inches? 
2.  Cm to Inches Formula 
3.  Cm to Inches Conversion Chart 
4.  FAQs on Centimeters to Inches 
How to Convert Cm to Inches?
Centimeters and inches are both units of measuring length, where centimeters can be abbreviated as "cm" and inches can be abbreviated as "in" or "inch". The relation between cm and inches can be understood by the fact that one centimeter is equal to 0.3937 inches approximately or one inch is equal to 2.54 cms. The steps to convert cm to inches are listed below:
 Step 1: Multiply the given value (in cm) by 0.3937 or 0.4.
 Step 2: Write the product with the units  "inches".
For example, let us convert 120 cm to inches. The first step is to multiply 120 by 0.3937. The product will be 47.244. Therefore, 120 cm is equal to 47.244 inches.
Cm to Inches Formula
The centimeters to inches conversion will become easier for us if we know its formula. The cm to inches formula is given as Value (in inches) = 0.3937 × Value (in cm). So if we want to convert 10 cm to inches, we can simply put it in the formula as,
Value (in inches) = 0.3937 × 10
= 3.937 inches
The units of conversion of cm to inches and inches to cm are given below that will help you to understand their relationship.
1 cm = 0.3937 inch = 25/64 inch
1 inch = 2.54 cm
Look at the image below showing cm to inches ruler.
Cm to Inches Conversion Chart
Based on the above cm to inches formula, we can find the value of quantities given in centimeters in inches. The cm to inches conversion chart, showing the inches conversion of some commonly used centimeters quantities, is given below:
Centimeters  Cm to Inches 

1 cm  0.3937 inch 
2 cm  0.7874 inch 
3 cm  1.1811 inches 
4 cm  1.5748 inches 
5 cm  1.9685 inches 
10 cm  3.9370 inches 
20 cm  7.8740 inches 
30 cm  11.8110 inches 
40 cm  15.7480 inches 
50 cm  19.6850 inches 
80 cm  31.4960 inches 
100 cm  39.3701 inches 
110 cm  43.3071 inches 
120 cm  47.2441 inches 
200 cm  78.7402 inches 
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Centimeters to Inches Conversion Examples

Example 1: Convert 90 centimeters to inches.
Solution: As we know that 1 cm = 0.3937 inches. So, to convert 90 cm to inches, we need to multiply 90 by 0.3937. Therefore, 90 cms = 90 × 0.3937 inches = 35.4331 inches.

Example 2: Which one is greater? 120 cm or 45 inches?
Solution: One of the applications to convert cm to inches is to compare the values given in these two units. For comparison, we need both the quantities in the same units. In this question, we need to compare 120 cm and 45 inches which are in different quantities. So, let us convert 120 centimeters to inches.
1 cm = 0.3937 in.
120 cm = 120 × 0.3937 in.
= 47.244 inches
Now, 45 inches < 47.244 inches. Therefore, 120 cm is greater than 45 inches.

Example 3: The length of a metal rod is 30 cm. How many inches of another rod do we need to connect with it to get a total length of 15 inches?
Solution: Given, the length of the rod is 30 cm. In this problem, there are two quantities given but in different units, so let us first convert 30 cm to inches.
1 cm = 0.3937 in.
30 cm = 30 × 0.3937 in.
= 11.811 inches
If we want a total length of 15 inches, then the length of another rod we need to connect = 15 in.  11.811 in. = 3.189 inches. Therefore, 3.189 inches of another rod need to be connected with the given metal rod.
FAQs on Centimeters to Inches
How to Convert Cm to Inches?
Cm to inches conversion is done by multiplying the given value (in cm) by 0.3937 or 0.4 approximately, followed by adding "inches" with the final answer.
How Many Cm to Inches?
There are approximately 0.3937 inches in 1 cm. Or, we can say that there is 2.54 cm in 1 inch. Cm to inches in fractions can be written as 1 cm = 25/64 in.
What is 25 Cm to Inches?
By using cm to inches formula, we can write Value (in inches) = 0.3937 × Value (in cm). Therefore, 25 cm to inches = 25 × 0.3937 inches = 9.8425 inches.
How to Convert Cm to Inches and Feet?
The formula to convert cm to inches is Value (in inches) = 0.3937 × Value (in cm), and the formula to convert cm to feet is Value (in feet) = 0.0328 × Value (in cm). These formulas can be used with any given value in cm to get its value in inches and in feet.
How Much is 15 Cm to Inches?
We know that 1 cm = 0.3937 inch. So, 15 cm to inches will be 15 × 0.3937 inches, which is equal to 5.9055 inches.
What is 180 Cm to Inches?
We know that 1 cm = 0.3937 inch. So, 180 cm to inches will be 180 × 0.3937 inches, which is equal to 70.866 inches.
What is 60 Cm to Inches?
By using the cm to inches formula, we know that 1 cm = 0.3937 inch. So, 60 cm to inches will be 60 × 0.3937 inches, which is equal to 23.622 inches.
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