# How to Convert Centimeters to Inches

Instructor: Yuanxin (Amy) Yang Alcocer

Amy has a master's degree in secondary education and has taught math at a public charter high school.

It's easy to make conversions of length. In this lesson, you'll learn how to easily convert from centimeters to inches. You'll also see what number to use for the conversion and how to use it.

## The Steps

This lesson talks about converting centimeters to inches. Both centimeters and inches are measurement units. Inches are used in the U.S. while centimeters is part of the metric system, used in most other parts of the world. There are 100 centimeters in 1 meter and 12 inches in 1 foot. If you live in the U.S., then you are probably more familiar with inches. But if you live in Europe, then centimeters is what you are probably more used to. The conversion from centimeters to inches is an easy one and only requires one step.

### Step 1: Multiply By the Conversion Factor

This is the only step you need to take. The conversion factor for converting centimeters to inches is 0.3937. This conversion comes from dividing 1 by 2.54, the conversion number for converting inches to centimeters. There are 2.54 centimeters in 1 inch. Using the conversion number of 0.3937, the conversion formula for converting x centimeters to inches is this:

• x centimeters * 0.3937 = inches

All you have to do is to multiply your centimeters by 0.3937 and you will have your inches. If you can remember the number 0.3937, then you will be able to convert your centimeters to inches that much quicker.

## The Conversion

We now know that we can convert x centimeters into inches by multiplying the number with the conversion factor 0.3937. Let's take a look at using the above step to convert a measurement in centimeters to inches.

Say you are trying to convert 34 centimeters into inches. You remember your one and only step. What is it? That's right! You multiply your centimeters by 0.3937. You go ahead and do this:

• 34 cm * 0.3937 = 13.39 inches

So, 34 centimeters is equivalent to 13.39 inches.

To unlock this lesson you must be a Study.com Member.

### Register to view this lesson

Are you a student or a teacher?

#### See for yourself why 30 million people use Study.com

##### Become a Study.com member and start learning now.
Back
What teachers are saying about Study.com

### Earning College Credit

Did you know… We have over 200 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.

### Transferring credit to the school of your choice

Not sure what college you want to attend yet? Study.com has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.

Create an account to start this course today
Try it risk-free for 30 days!

Support