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Origin and definition of Inch

Inch or plural inches can be referred to several units of length which have been used as gauges in former times. The term inch has originally been established in the year 1101 from Heinrich I. from Great Britain. He defined the length of one inch as the width of his thumb. At a later time back to 1324 inch has been officially declared as the standard unit of length by King Edward II. from Great Britain. It was compared with the length of three barleycorns behind one another in a row. In the year 1956 length of the inch has been fixed to exactly 25.4 millimeter, which is equivalent to 2.43 centimeter. Inch as a unit of length nowadays is common in most of the english speaking countries.

Correlation between Inch and cm

The conversion from inch or plural inches to the metric system (with the basic unit meter and beneath centimeter) is not difficult, it's very easy. You just have to consider that one inch is comparable to exactly 2.54 centimeter. In reverse it can be said that one centimeter is similar to about a third of an inch. One centimeter is exactly 0.3937 inch. As a learning rule it can be determined that the value of a declaration in inch is always lower than the same declaration in centimeter. If you can't remember the digit 2.54, than you also just can memorize the factor two and a half (=2.5). As an example: Instead of two inches you can expect approximately five centimeters. Actually it's exactly 5.08 centimeters.

Origin and definition of Inch

One centimeter is a decimal multiple of a meter (exactly one-hundredth of a meter). The background is because the centimeter is a basic unit of the so called metric system of units. This system was officially introduced in the 19th century in nearly all european countries to have a standardized, continuous and international recognized system of units. Meanwhile this system is common in a lot of countries worldwide except countries like the United States, Great Britain, Canada or Japan. In these countries the sizes are still declared in inch/inches. Due to the differences from country to country it is absolutely necessary to correctly and precisely convert between these two units.

Formulas to convert between Inch and cm

Our calculator performs conversions from Inches to cm respectively from cm to Inches. If you would still like to calculate manually, you will find here the formulas to convert between both of the initial values:
Centimeter = Inch * 2.54
Inch = Centimeter / 2.54
Therefore one inch is equal to 24.4 millimeter, 2.54 centimeter, 0.254 decimeter, 0.0254 meter or 0.0000254 kilometer. 1 Inch = 25.4 mm, 2.54 cm, 0.254 dm, 0.0254 m or 0.0000254 km But if you just like to convert between the two units, its definitely the best to use the calculator above.

Mnemonic to memorize the formula

There are different possibilities to remember the coherence best. If you are an athlete it's a great possibility to use the so called jump height. The jump height is a quality criterium for tennis balls. It indicates that if you let the ball fall of a height of 100 Inches down to a concreted surface, to which height it jumps back. (so called inelastic impact) The normal range usually is between 134.62 cm (53 Inches) and 147.32 cm (58 Inches). Another possibility to remember the three numbers in correlation is to create a sentence. For example: 2 chimney sweeper sweep 5 chimneys and 4 houses.

Spelling of Inch / Inches

Inch or plural Inches is part of the anglo-american system of units. For Inch / Inches there was defined the unit symbol "in" (that stands for Inch) or in a very short version the ("), which is equal to an inverted comma for a quote sign etc. Beside the decimal notation of Inch it is also very common to spell Inch in fractions. Here always fractions with 2 in the base are used. For example 1/2, 1/4 or up to 1/32. Notations like 3 1/2 you can maybe remember from the good old floppy disks. These spellings are still very common in a lot of areas and you will find them in industry and private usage.

Where do you find the declaration in Inch?

Inch as a unit of length is mostly common when it comes to the size of screens. This is because the size of nearly every screen, no matter if it's a laptop, mobile or even the screen of a sound system or an alarm clock, is indicated in Inch. In former times you had a monitor screen with 15 Inches, that was about 38.1 Centimeter. Nowadays computer screens up to 30 Inches (about 76.2 Centimeter) are not uncommon. Also for a lot of other Computer stuff the usage of Inch is very ordinary. Data mediums like floppy disks or sound carrier like the phonograph record are specified in this unit of length to give information about size and format. Also for every graphic designer Inch is very known. In this context a lot have heard about the so called "dpi", which stands for dots per inch. With this specification the resolution and therefore quality of an image can be determined. The more pixel can be placed on one inch, the better the quality of the graphic is.

The term Inch / Inches is also very common in a lot of other areas. Focussing on sports, there are a lot indications of this anglo-american size. Regarding surf- and skateboards for example, most of all components are sized in Inch. Also when it comes to shooting the term is very common. The size of a caliber is always declared in Inches. Also the bolls in bottom brackets of bikes or drive chains are stated in Inch or Inches since time immemorial. Let's remain at the bike: There are a lot of other parts where Inch is used and calculated with. For example regarding the pedals or when it comes to the frame size of a bicycle. The unit of all pressure indications is the "psi" which stands for pound-force per square inch. To the last even balloons are specified with a size in Inch to give information about the usual diameter when they are inflated. What belongs to standard balloons for kids, you can assume about 9 until 11 Inches, what belongs to jumbo balloons even 100 Inches or more is possible.

Why inchestocm.com was created?

The idea for a site which concerns about the conversion from Inch / Inches to the metric system (Centimeter) came from the private environment. When you talk with friends and there are mentioning some tech stuff Inch is very often used. For example when it comes to hardware items like screens used in products like notebooks, smartphones, navigation systems, mp3 player or even a home cinema system. So it's very common but a lot don't exactly know the difference between these two systems of units. So for a lot of people the declarations in Centimeter are misleading or, in the other direction, the declarations in Inches. To solve this problem of converting from one unit to the other inchestocm.com was created. This site should give everyone the possibility to easily and fast convert between the two units without being worried about the chaos and tangle of all the units out there. Just type in the values in the form and get the right results. Have fun!

With the calculator, which you can find on top of our site, you are able to convert any value from inch to centimeter or from centimeter to inch. Anyway, to give you an overview of the whole range of values, we created a table for you. On this table the value of inches gets increased in steps of ones. You can find the right figure for every range of values that is used. This enables you to get a fast overview on all relevant figures. If you would like to convert a decimal number or a fraction, it’s definitely better to use the converter in order to get an exact and fast result.

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1.00 cm » 0.39 Inches59.00 cm » 23.23 Inches117.00 cm » 46.06 Inches175.00 cm » 68.90 Inches233.00 cm » 91.73 Inches291.00 cm » 114.57 Inches349.00 cm » 137.40 Inches
2.00 cm » 0.79 Inches60.00 cm » 23.62 Inches118.00 cm » 46.46 Inches176.00 cm » 69.29 Inches234.00 cm » 92.13 Inches292.00 cm » 114.96 Inches350.00 cm » 137.80 Inches
3.00 cm » 1.18 Inches61.00 cm » 24.02 Inches119.00 cm » 46.85 Inches177.00 cm » 69.69 Inches235.00 cm » 92.52 Inches293.00 cm » 115.35 Inches351.00 cm » 138.19 Inches
4.00 cm » 1.57 Inches62.00 cm » 24.41 Inches120.00 cm » 47.24 Inches178.00 cm » 70.08 Inches236.00 cm » 92.91 Inches294.00 cm » 115.75 Inches352.00 cm » 138.58 Inches
5.00 cm » 1.97 Inches63.00 cm » 24.80 Inches121.00 cm » 47.64 Inches179.00 cm » 70.47 Inches237.00 cm » 93.31 Inches295.00 cm » 116.14 Inches353.00 cm » 138.98 Inches
6.00 cm » 2.36 Inches64.00 cm » 25.20 Inches122.00 cm » 48.03 Inches180.00 cm » 70.87 Inches238.00 cm » 93.70 Inches296.00 cm » 116.54 Inches354.00 cm » 139.37 Inches
7.00 cm » 2.76 Inches65.00 cm » 25.59 Inches123.00 cm » 48.43 Inches181.00 cm » 71.26 Inches239.00 cm » 94.09 Inches297.00 cm » 116.93 Inches355.00 cm » 139.76 Inches
8.00 cm » 3.15 Inches66.00 cm » 25.98 Inches124.00 cm » 48.82 Inches182.00 cm » 71.65 Inches240.00 cm » 94.49 Inches298.00 cm » 117.32 Inches356.00 cm » 140.16 Inches
9.00 cm » 3.54 Inches67.00 cm » 26.38 Inches125.00 cm » 49.21 Inches183.00 cm » 72.05 Inches241.00 cm » 94.88 Inches299.00 cm » 117.72 Inches357.00 cm » 140.55 Inches
10.00 cm » 3.94 Inches68.00 cm » 26.77 Inches126.00 cm » 49.61 Inches184.00 cm » 72.44 Inches242.00 cm » 95.28 Inches300.00 cm » 118.11 Inches358.00 cm » 140.94 Inches
11.00 cm » 4.33 Inches69.00 cm » 27.17 Inches127.00 cm » 50.00 Inches185.00 cm » 72.83 Inches243.00 cm » 95.67 Inches301.00 cm » 118.50 Inches359.00 cm » 141.34 Inches
12.00 cm » 4.72 Inches70.00 cm » 27.56 Inches128.00 cm » 50.39 Inches186.00 cm » 73.23 Inches244.00 cm » 96.06 Inches302.00 cm » 118.90 Inches360.00 cm » 141.73 Inches
13.00 cm » 5.12 Inches71.00 cm » 27.95 Inches129.00 cm » 50.79 Inches187.00 cm » 73.62 Inches245.00 cm » 96.46 Inches303.00 cm » 119.29 Inches361.00 cm » 142.13 Inches
14.00 cm » 5.51 Inches72.00 cm » 28.35 Inches130.00 cm » 51.18 Inches188.00 cm » 74.02 Inches246.00 cm » 96.85 Inches304.00 cm » 119.69 Inches362.00 cm » 142.52 Inches
15.00 cm » 5.91 Inches73.00 cm » 28.74 Inches131.00 cm » 51.57 Inches189.00 cm » 74.41 Inches247.00 cm » 97.24 Inches305.00 cm » 120.08 Inches363.00 cm » 142.91 Inches
16.00 cm » 6.30 Inches74.00 cm » 29.13 Inches132.00 cm » 51.97 Inches190.00 cm » 74.80 Inches248.00 cm » 97.64 Inches306.00 cm » 120.47 Inches364.00 cm » 143.31 Inches
17.00 cm » 6.69 Inches75.00 cm » 29.53 Inches133.00 cm » 52.36 Inches191.00 cm » 75.20 Inches249.00 cm » 98.03 Inches307.00 cm » 120.87 Inches365.00 cm » 143.70 Inches
18.00 cm » 7.09 Inches76.00 cm » 29.92 Inches134.00 cm » 52.76 Inches192.00 cm » 75.59 Inches250.00 cm » 98.43 Inches308.00 cm » 121.26 Inches366.00 cm » 144.09 Inches
19.00 cm » 7.48 Inches77.00 cm » 30.31 Inches135.00 cm » 53.15 Inches193.00 cm » 75.98 Inches251.00 cm » 98.82 Inches309.00 cm » 121.65 Inches367.00 cm » 144.49 Inches
20.00 cm » 7.87 Inches78.00 cm » 30.71 Inches136.00 cm » 53.54 Inches194.00 cm » 76.38 Inches252.00 cm » 99.21 Inches310.00 cm » 122.05 Inches368.00 cm » 144.88 Inches
21.00 cm » 8.27 Inches79.00 cm » 31.10 Inches137.00 cm » 53.94 Inches195.00 cm » 76.77 Inches253.00 cm » 99.61 Inches311.00 cm » 122.44 Inches369.00 cm » 145.28 Inches
22.00 cm » 8.66 Inches80.00 cm » 31.50 Inches138.00 cm » 54.33 Inches196.00 cm » 77.17 Inches254.00 cm » 100.00 Inches312.00 cm » 122.83 Inches370.00 cm » 145.67 Inches
23.00 cm » 9.06 Inches81.00 cm » 31.89 Inches139.00 cm » 54.72 Inches197.00 cm » 77.56 Inches255.00 cm » 100.39 Inches313.00 cm » 123.23 Inches371.00 cm » 146.06 Inches
24.00 cm » 9.45 Inches82.00 cm » 32.28 Inches140.00 cm » 55.12 Inches198.00 cm » 77.95 Inches256.00 cm » 100.79 Inches314.00 cm » 123.62 Inches372.00 cm » 146.46 Inches
25.00 cm » 9.84 Inches83.00 cm » 32.68 Inches141.00 cm » 55.51 Inches199.00 cm » 78.35 Inches257.00 cm » 101.18 Inches315.00 cm » 124.02 Inches373.00 cm » 146.85 Inches
26.00 cm » 10.24 Inches84.00 cm » 33.07 Inches142.00 cm » 55.91 Inches200.00 cm » 78.74 Inches258.00 cm » 101.57 Inches316.00 cm » 124.41 Inches374.00 cm » 147.24 Inches
27.00 cm » 10.63 Inches85.00 cm » 33.46 Inches143.00 cm » 56.30 Inches201.00 cm » 79.13 Inches259.00 cm » 101.97 Inches317.00 cm » 124.80 Inches375.00 cm » 147.64 Inches
28.00 cm » 11.02 Inches86.00 cm » 33.86 Inches144.00 cm » 56.69 Inches202.00 cm » 79.53 Inches260.00 cm » 102.36 Inches318.00 cm » 125.20 Inches376.00 cm » 148.03 Inches
29.00 cm » 11.42 Inches87.00 cm » 34.25 Inches145.00 cm » 57.09 Inches203.00 cm » 79.92 Inches261.00 cm » 102.76 Inches319.00 cm » 125.59 Inches377.00 cm » 148.43 Inches
30.00 cm » 11.81 Inches88.00 cm » 34.65 Inches146.00 cm » 57.48 Inches204.00 cm » 80.31 Inches262.00 cm » 103.15 Inches320.00 cm » 125.98 Inches378.00 cm » 148.82 Inches
31.00 cm » 12.20 Inches89.00 cm » 35.04 Inches147.00 cm » 57.87 Inches205.00 cm » 80.71 Inches263.00 cm » 103.54 Inches321.00 cm » 126.38 Inches379.00 cm » 149.21 Inches
32.00 cm » 12.60 Inches90.00 cm » 35.43 Inches148.00 cm » 58.27 Inches206.00 cm » 81.10 Inches264.00 cm » 103.94 Inches322.00 cm » 126.77 Inches380.00 cm » 149.61 Inches
33.00 cm » 12.99 Inches91.00 cm » 35.83 Inches149.00 cm » 58.66 Inches207.00 cm » 81.50 Inches265.00 cm » 104.33 Inches323.00 cm » 127.17 Inches381.00 cm » 150.00 Inches
34.00 cm » 13.39 Inches92.00 cm » 36.22 Inches150.00 cm » 59.06 Inches208.00 cm » 81.89 Inches266.00 cm » 104.72 Inches324.00 cm » 127.56 Inches382.00 cm » 150.39 Inches
35.00 cm » 13.78 Inches93.00 cm » 36.61 Inches151.00 cm » 59.45 Inches209.00 cm » 82.28 Inches267.00 cm » 105.12 Inches325.00 cm » 127.95 Inches383.00 cm » 150.79 Inches
36.00 cm » 14.17 Inches94.00 cm » 37.01 Inches152.00 cm » 59.84 Inches210.00 cm » 82.68 Inches268.00 cm » 105.51 Inches326.00 cm » 128.35 Inches384.00 cm » 151.18 Inches
37.00 cm » 14.57 Inches95.00 cm » 37.40 Inches153.00 cm » 60.24 Inches211.00 cm » 83.07 Inches269.00 cm » 105.91 Inches327.00 cm » 128.74 Inches385.00 cm » 151.57 Inches
38.00 cm » 14.96 Inches96.00 cm » 37.80 Inches154.00 cm » 60.63 Inches212.00 cm » 83.46 Inches270.00 cm » 106.30 Inches328.00 cm » 129.13 Inches386.00 cm » 151.97 Inches
39.00 cm » 15.35 Inches97.00 cm » 38.19 Inches155.00 cm » 61.02 Inches213.00 cm » 83.86 Inches271.00 cm » 106.69 Inches329.00 cm » 129.53 Inches387.00 cm » 152.36 Inches
40.00 cm » 15.75 Inches98.00 cm » 38.58 Inches156.00 cm » 61.42 Inches214.00 cm » 84.25 Inches272.00 cm » 107.09 Inches330.00 cm » 129.92 Inches388.00 cm » 152.76 Inches
41.00 cm » 16.14 Inches99.00 cm » 38.98 Inches157.00 cm » 61.81 Inches215.00 cm » 84.65 Inches273.00 cm » 107.48 Inches331.00 cm » 130.31 Inches389.00 cm » 153.15 Inches
42.00 cm » 16.54 Inches100.00 cm » 39.37 Inches158.00 cm » 62.20 Inches216.00 cm » 85.04 Inches274.00 cm » 107.87 Inches332.00 cm » 130.71 Inches390.00 cm » 153.54 Inches
43.00 cm » 16.93 Inches101.00 cm » 39.76 Inches159.00 cm » 62.60 Inches217.00 cm » 85.43 Inches275.00 cm » 108.27 Inches333.00 cm » 131.10 Inches391.00 cm » 153.94 Inches
44.00 cm » 17.32 Inches102.00 cm » 40.16 Inches160.00 cm » 62.99 Inches218.00 cm » 85.83 Inches276.00 cm » 108.66 Inches334.00 cm » 131.50 Inches392.00 cm » 154.33 Inches
45.00 cm » 17.72 Inches103.00 cm » 40.55 Inches161.00 cm » 63.39 Inches219.00 cm » 86.22 Inches277.00 cm » 109.06 Inches335.00 cm » 131.89 Inches393.00 cm » 154.72 Inches
46.00 cm » 18.11 Inches104.00 cm » 40.94 Inches162.00 cm » 63.78 Inches220.00 cm » 86.61 Inches278.00 cm » 109.45 Inches336.00 cm » 132.28 Inches394.00 cm » 155.12 Inches
47.00 cm » 18.50 Inches105.00 cm » 41.34 Inches163.00 cm » 64.17 Inches221.00 cm » 87.01 Inches279.00 cm » 109.84 Inches337.00 cm » 132.68 Inches395.00 cm » 155.51 Inches
48.00 cm » 18.90 Inches106.00 cm » 41.73 Inches164.00 cm » 64.57 Inches222.00 cm » 87.40 Inches280.00 cm » 110.24 Inches338.00 cm » 133.07 Inches396.00 cm » 155.91 Inches
49.00 cm » 19.29 Inches107.00 cm » 42.13 Inches165.00 cm » 64.96 Inches223.00 cm » 87.80 Inches281.00 cm » 110.63 Inches339.00 cm » 133.46 Inches397.00 cm » 156.30 Inches
50.00 cm » 19.69 Inches108.00 cm » 42.52 Inches166.00 cm » 65.35 Inches224.00 cm » 88.19 Inches282.00 cm » 111.02 Inches340.00 cm » 133.86 Inches398.00 cm » 156.69 Inches
51.00 cm » 20.08 Inches109.00 cm » 42.91 Inches167.00 cm » 65.75 Inches225.00 cm » 88.58 Inches283.00 cm » 111.42 Inches341.00 cm » 134.25 Inches399.00 cm » 157.09 Inches
52.00 cm » 20.47 Inches110.00 cm » 43.31 Inches168.00 cm » 66.14 Inches226.00 cm » 88.98 Inches284.00 cm » 111.81 Inches342.00 cm » 134.65 Inches400.00 cm » 157.48 Inches
53.00 cm » 20.87 Inches111.00 cm » 43.70 Inches169.00 cm » 66.54 Inches227.00 cm » 89.37 Inches285.00 cm » 112.20 Inches343.00 cm » 135.04 Inches401.00 cm » 157.87 Inches
54.00 cm » 21.26 Inches112.00 cm » 44.09 Inches170.00 cm » 66.93 Inches228.00 cm » 89.76 Inches286.00 cm » 112.60 Inches344.00 cm » 135.43 Inches402.00 cm » 158.27 Inches
55.00 cm » 21.65 Inches113.00 cm » 44.49 Inches171.00 cm » 67.32 Inches229.00 cm » 90.16 Inches287.00 cm » 112.99 Inches345.00 cm » 135.83 Inches403.00 cm » 158.66 Inches
56.00 cm » 22.05 Inches114.00 cm » 44.88 Inches172.00 cm » 67.72 Inches230.00 cm » 90.55 Inches288.00 cm » 113.39 Inches346.00 cm » 136.22 Inches404.00 cm » 159.06 Inches
57.00 cm » 22.44 Inches115.00 cm » 45.28 Inches173.00 cm » 68.11 Inches231.00 cm » 90.94 Inches289.00 cm » 113.78 Inches347.00 cm » 136.61 Inches405.00 cm » 159.45 Inches
58.00 cm » 22.83 Inches116.00 cm » 45.67 Inches174.00 cm » 68.50 Inches232.00 cm » 91.34 Inches290.00 cm » 114.17 Inches348.00 cm » 137.01 Inches406.00 cm » 159.84 Inches

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