Inches to Centimeters
Length can be measured in different units like meters, feet, inches, and centimeters. 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 in order to compare the values or to perform arithmetic operations on them. Inches to centimeters is one such conversion in mathematics that we do while working with problems related to length. To convert inches to cm, we multiply the value by 2.54, as one inch is equal to 2.54 cm. Let us learn more about inches to cm conversion in this article.
1.  How to Convert Inches to Cm? 
2.  Inches to Cm Formula 
3.  Inches to Cm Conversion Chart 
4.  FAQs on Inches to Centimeters 
How to Convert Inches to Cm?
Inches and centimeters are both units of measuring length, where centimeters can be abbreviated as "cm" and inches can be abbreviated as "in". The relation between inches and cm can be understood by the fact that one inch is equal to 2.54 centimeters or one centimeter is equal to 0.3937 inches approximately. The steps to convert inches to cm are listed below:
 Step 1: Multiply the given value (in inches) by 2.54.
 Step 2: Write the product with the units  "cm" or "centimeters".
For example, let us convert 6 inches in cm. The first step is to multiply 6 by 2.54. The product will be 15.24. Therefore, 6 inches in cm is equal to 15.24 cm.
Inches to Cm Formula
The inches to centimeters conversion will become easier for us if we know its formula. The inches to cm formula is given as Value (in cm) = 2.54 × Value (in inches). So if we want to convert 5 inches to cm, we can simply put it in the formula as,
Value (in cm) = 2.54 × 5
= 12.7 cm
The units of conversion of inches to cm and cm to inches are given below that will help you to understand their relationship.
1 inch = 2.54 cm
1 cm = 0.3937 inch
Look at the image below showing the inches to cm ruler.
Inches to Cm Conversion Chart
Based on the above inches to cm formula, we can find the value of quantities given in inches in centimeters. The inches to cm conversion chart, showing the centimeters conversion of some commonly used inches quantities, is given below:
Inches  Inches to Centimeters 

1  2.54 cm 
2  5.08 cm 
3  7.62 cm 
4  10.16 cm 
5  12.7 cm 
6  15.24 cm 
10  25.4 cm 
12  30.48 cm 
18  45.72 cm 
24  60.96 cm 
30  76.2 cm 
40  101.6 cm 
50  127 cm 
100  254 cm 
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Inches to Centimeters Conversion Examples

Example 1: Convert 24 inches to centimeters.
Solution: As we know that 1 inch = 2.54 cm. So, to convert 24 inches to cm, we need to multiply 24 by 2.54. Therefore, 24 inches = 24 × 2.54 cm = 60.96 cm.

Example 2: Which one is greater? 100 cm or 50 inches?
Solution: One of the applications to convert inches to cm 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 100 cm and 50 inches which are in different quantities. So, let us convert 50 inches to centimeters.
1 inch = 2.54 cm
50 inches = 50 × 2.54 cm
= 127 cm
Now, 100 cm < 127 cm. Therefore, 50 inches is greater than 100 cm.

Example 3: Julie has 3 ribbons having lengths 10 inches, 65 cm, and 50 cm. Find the total length of all three ribbons in centimeters.
Solution: Given, the lengths of the three ribbons are 10 inches, 65 cm, and 50 cm. In this problem, there are three quantities given but two are given in cm and one is given in inches, so let us first convert 10 inches to cm.
1 inch = 2.54 cm
10 inches = 10 × 2.54 cm
= 25.4 cm
To find the total length of all three ribbons, let us add all three values in cm. This implies, 25.4 cm + 65 cm + 50 cm = 140.4 cm. Therefore, the total length of ribbons in cm is 140.4 cm.
FAQs on Inches to Centimeters
How to Convert Inches to Cm?
Inches to cm conversion is done by multiplying the given value (in inches) by 2.54, followed by adding "cm" with the final answer.
How Many Inches to Cm?
There are 2.54 cms in 1 inch. Or, we can say that there are 0.3937 inches in 1 cm.
What is 8 Inches to Cm?
By using inches to cm formula, we can write Value (in cm) = 2.54 × Value (in inches). Therefore, 8 inches to cm = 8 × 2.54 cm = 20.32 cm.
How to Convert Feet and Inches to Cm?
The formula to convert inches to cm is Value (in cm) = 2.54 × Value (in inches), and the formula to convert feet to cm is Value (in cm) = 30.48 × Value (in feet). These formulas can be used with any given value in feet and inches to get its value in centimeters.
How Much is 45 Inches to Cm?
We know that 1 inch = 2.54 cm. So, 45 inches to cm will be 45 × 2.54 cm, which is equal to 114.3 inches.
What is 30 Inches to Cm?
We know that 1 inch = 2.54 cm. So, 30 inches to cm will be 30 × 2.54, which is equal to 76.2 cm.
What is 3 Inches to Cm?
By using the inches to cm formula, we know that 1 inch = 2.54 cm. So, 3 inches to cm will be 3 × 2.54 cm, which is equal to 7.62 cm.
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