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How to Convert Centimeters to Inches

Omkar Phatak May 13, 2019
A demonstration of the conversion of centimeters into inches, is provided in this post.
We live in a world where measurement and units abound everywhere around us. In every field of technology, one needs measurements, to make accurate estimates of things. Then again, there are various units to measure different parameters.
Take length for example. It is measured in various units, according to convenience. For those looking for a quick answer, to convert centimeters to inches, divide the centimeter value by 2.54.
Thanks to the metric system of units that was agreed upon universally, there is a uniformity of usage, in terms of units used around the world. Every unit, for every parameter, has been clearly defined in an absolute manner.
Length parameters are measured according to the standard definition of meter. Every other subunit like centimeter or any analogous unit like foot and inch, is defined in terms of the meter.

How to Convert Units?

When converting a unit A (like centimeters) to unit B (like inches), all you need to know is how much is one unit B, in terms of unit A. Say unit B is X in terms of Unit A. Then you just divide the quantity in unit A by X, to get the corresponding value in Unit B.
That is, if you are dealing with conversion of 180 seconds into minutes, you need to know how many seconds make one minute. One minute equals 60 seconds. So, then all you have to do is divide 180 by 60 which gives me 3 minutes.

About Centimeter as a Unit

'Centi' means 100. If you divide one meter into hundred parts, each part will be a centimeter (cm).

About Inch as a Unit

An inch (in) is a unit of measurement, that is widely used in the countries of the British Commonwealth as well as USA. An inch is defined as '1 inch = 0.0254 meters'.

About Foot as a Unit

Foot (Ft or ') is again a widely used unit in USA as well as the British Commonwealth. A unit foot is exactly equal to 0.3048 meters.

Converting Centimeters to Inches and Feet

All you need to do is keep a calculator in handy. Let us understand through an example. If you wish to convert 345 cm to inches and feet.

Since, 1 inch = 2.54 cm, we divide 345 by 2.54 which gives a value of 135.83. Thus, 345 cm = 135.83 inch.

Since, 1 foot = 30.48 cm, we divide 345 by 30.48 which gives a value of 11.32. Thus, 345 cm = 11.32 Ft here.
As you can see, the conversion is very easy and all it requires is one division operation.