Use these online calculators to convert between inches (in) and centimeters (cm). These Length conversion calculators provide a quick and easy way to convert inches to cm, or cm to inches.
Enter your value in one of the conversion calculators below to convert inches to cm or convert cm to inches.
How to convert inches to cm: Use the conversion calculator titled "Convert inches to cm". Enter a value in the inches field and click on the "Calculate cm" button. Your answer will appear in the cm field.
How to convert cm to inches: Use the conversion calculator titled "Convert cm to inches". Enter a value in the cm field and click on the "Calculate inches" button. Your answer will appear in the inches field.
Inch (in) is a unit of length in US Customary Units as well as the Imperial System. Centimeter (cm) is a unit of length in the Metric System. So when you convert between these units, you are performing a conversion between units within different measurement systems.
Let's take a closer look at the conversion formulas so that you can do these conversions yourself either with a calculator or with an old-fashioned pencil and paper.
The formula to convert from inches to cm is:
cm = in x 2.54
The formula to convert from cm to inches is:
in = cm x 0.393700787
Next, let's look at some examples showing the work and calculations that are involved in converting between inches (in) and centimeters (cm).
Task: Convert 24 inches to centimeters (show work) Formula: in x 2.54 = cm Calculations: 24 in x 2.54 = 60.96 cm Result: 24 inches is equal to 60.96 cm
Task: Convert 72 centimeters to inches (show work) Formula: cm x 0.393700787 = in Calculations: 72 cm x 0.393700787 = 28.346456664 in Result: 72 cm is equal to 28.346456664 inches
For quick reference purposes, below are conversion tables that you can use to convert from inches to cm, and cm to inches.
|inches (in)||centimeters (cm)|
|1 in||2.54 cm|
|2 in||5.08 cm|
|3 in||7.62 cm|
|4 in||10.16 cm|
|5 in||12.7 cm|
|6 in||15.24 cm|
|7 in||17.78 cm|
|8 in||20.32 cm|
|9 in||22.86 cm|
|10 in||25.4 cm|
|11 in||27.94 cm|
|12 in||30.48 cm|
|18 in||45.72 cm|
|24 in||60.96 cm|
|30 in||76.2 cm|
|36 in||91.44 cm|
|42 in||106.68 cm|
|48 in||121.92 cm|
|centimeters (cm)||inches (in)|
|1 cm||0.393700787 in|
|2 cm||0.787401574 in|
|3 cm||1.181102361 in|
|4 cm||1.574803148 in|
|5 cm||1.968503935 in|
|10 cm||3.93700787 in|
|25 cm||9.842519675 in|
|50 cm||19.68503935 in|
|75 cm||29.527559025 in|
|100 cm||39.3700787 in|
|250 cm||98.42519675 in|
|500 cm||196.8503935 in|
|750 cm||295.27559025 in|
|1,000 cm||393.700787 in|
|1,500 cm||590.5511805 in|
|2,000 cm||787.401574 in|
|2,500 cm||984.2519675 in|
|3,000 cm||1,181,102361 in|
The following is a list of definitions relating to conversions between inches and centimeters.
An inch is a unit of length in both US Customary Units as well as the Imperial System. The symbol for inch is in or ". There are 12 inches in a foot or 36 inches in a yard.
A centimeter is a unit of length in the Metric System. The symbol for centimeter is cm. There are 100 centimeters in a meter. The International spelling is centimetre.
There are 0.393700787 inches in a centimeter.
There are 2.54 centimeters in an inch.
This table provides a summary of the Length units within their respective measurement systems.
|inches||in or "||US Customary Units (and Imperial)|
|feet||ft or '||US Customary Units (and Imperial)||1 foot = 12 inches|
|yards||yd||US Customary Units (and Imperial)||1 yard = 3 feet|
|miles||mi||US Customary Units (and Imperial)||1 mile = 1760 yards or 5280 feet|
|millimeter||mm||Metric System||1000 mm = 1 m|
|centimeter||cm||Metric System||100 cm = 1 m, 1 cm = 10 mm|
|decimeter||dm||Metric System||10 dm = 1 m, 1 dm = 10 cm|
|meter||m||Metric System||1 m = 1000 mm, 100 cm, 10 dm|
|kilometer||km||Metric System||1 km = 1000 m|