Convert Inches to Centimeters

Convert Inches to Centimeters
Simple calculations are needed to convert inches to centimeters. Conversions do not include several steps of multiplications or divisions. You can either use a calculator or do the calculations manually with pen and paper.

Introduction
Inch is a unit of length in Imperial system and United States customary system. It is represented by symbol “ (double prime) and abbreviated as in. 12 inches make a foot and 36 inches make a yard.

Centimeter is the unit of length. Symbol of centimeter is cm. SI base unit of length is Meter and centimeter is 1×10-2 m or it is the hundredth part of meter. Or in other words 1 meter has 100 centimeters. You can clearly identify the length of a centimeter on a metric ruler. Metric ruler is usually divided into centimeters and millimeters. The long lines on metric ruler indicate centimeters and small lines indicate millimeters. For example, if you want to measure 1.4 centimeters, count small 4 lines after 1 long line on the metric ruler.

How to convert inches to centimeters?

Calculation using a calculator
Calculations for converting inches to centimeters are very easy and quick. You do not have to follow any long and complicated steps to do the conversion. You just need few simple steps and get your values. Keep in mind the following equation:

1 inch = 2.54 centimeters

Take a calculator. Multiply the value in inches with 2.54. The result is the value in centimeters. For example if you wish to convert 30 inches to centimeters. Multiply 30 with 2.54 and your converted value in centimeters is 76.2 centimeters. So 30 inches = 76.2 centimeters.

Calculation by hand
To convert inches to centimeters manually, you need a pen and a paper. Multiply the value in inches with 2.54 to get the result in centimeters.
Below is the table for a quick reference for manual calculations.

Inches Centimeters
1 2.54
2 5.08
3 7.62
4 10.16
5 12.7
6 15.24
7 17.78
8 20.32
9 22.86
10 25.4
11 27.94
12 30.48
13 33.02
14 35.56
15 38.1
16 40.64
17 43.18
18 45.72
19 48.26
20 50.8
21 53.34
22 55.88
23 58.42
24 60.96
25 63.5
26 66.04
27 68.58
28 71.12
29 73.66
30 76.2
31 78.74
32 81.28
33 83.82
34 86.36
35 88.9
36 91.44
37 93.98
38 96.52
39 99.06
40 101.6
41 104.14
42 106.68
43 109.22
44 111.76
45 114.3
46 116.84
47 119.38
48 121.92
49 124.46
50 127

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