Centimetres to Inches (cms to inches) Relation

Both centimetre and inch are unit of measurement of length in metric and imperial/US unit systems respectively.

1 cm is 2.54 times shorter than an inch. Or you can say, 1 inch is 2.54 times longer than 1 cm. Hence, 2.54 centimetres make an inch. So, to convert your cm into in, you need to divide the centimeter by 2.54.

Centimeter To Inches Conversion Chart

Centimeter (cm) Inches (inch)
0.01 cm0.003937007874015748 inch
0.1 cm0.03937007874015748 inch
1 cm0.39370078740157477 inch
2 cm0.7874015748031495 inch
5 cm1.968503937007874 inch
10 cm3.937007874015748 inch
20 cm7.874015748031496 inch
50 cm19.68503937007874 inch
100 cm39.37007874015748 inch
500 cm196.8503937007874 inch
1000 cm393.7007874015748 inch

Convert from centimeter to inches formula

Total inches =
Total centimeter

For example, if you want to convert 180 centimeter to inches then,

= 70.86614173228347 inch

Convert from inches to centimeter formula

Total centimeter = Total inches x 2.54

70.86614173228347 inch = 70.86614173228347 x 2.54 = 180 cm

1 cm = 0.393701 inch

1 inch = 2.54 cms


General Information

Unit systemMetric system
Unit ofLength

A centimetre (international spelling) or centimeter (American spelling) (SI symbol cm) is a unit of length in the metric system, equal to one hundredth of a metre, centi being the SI prefix for a factor of 1/100. The centimetre was the base unit of length in the now deprecated centimetre–gram–second (CGS) system of units.


General Information

Unit systemUS customary units and the British imperial systems
Unit ofLength
Symbolin or ″ (the double prime)

The inch (abbreviation: in or ) is a unit of length in the (British) imperial and United States customary systems of measurement. It is equal to ​1⁄36 yard or ​1⁄12 of a foot. Derived from the Roman uncia ("twelfth"), the word inch is also sometimes used to translate similar units in other measurement systems, usually understood as deriving from the width of the human thumb.