Convert Millimeters to Inches
Convert Millimeters (mm) to Inches
It is very easy to convert millimeters to inches using simple and quick calculations. Conversions do not include any lengthy multiplications or divisions. You can either use a calculator or do the calculations manually with pen and paper.
Millimeter is the unit of length. Symbol of millimeter is mm. SI base unit of length is Meter and millimeter is 1×10-3m or it is the thousandth part of meter. Or in other words 1 meter has 100 centimeters and 1 centimeter has 10 millimeters. So 1 meter has 1000 millimeters. You can clearly identify the length of a millimeter on a metric ruler. Metric ruler is usually divided into centimeters and millimeters. Millimeter is one tenth of centimeter. The long lines on metric ruler indicate centimeters and small lines indicate millimeters. For example, if you want to measure 26 millimeters, count small 6 lines after 2 centimeters.
Inch is also 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.
How to convert millimeters to inches
Calculation using a calculator
Calculations for converting millimeters to inches are very simple. You do not have to follow long and extensive steps to do the conversion. It is very easy and quick. You need to follow few simple steps and get your values. Just remember the following equation:
1 millimeter = 0.0393700787 inches
Take a calculator. Multiply the value in millimeters with 0.0393700787. The result is the value in inches. For example if you wish to convert 20 millimeters into inches. Multiply 20 with 0.0393700787 and your converted value in inches is 0.7874, which rounded to three decimal places is 0.787 inches. So 20 millimeters = 0.787 inches.
Calculation by hand
In order to convert millimeters to inches manually, you need a pen and a paper. Multiply the value in millimeters with 0.0393700787 to get the value in inches.
Below is the table for a quick reference for manual calculations.
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