# Centimeters to Inches Calculator

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#### Calculation:

With this calculator, you can convert from centimeters to inches. By entering a distance in centimeters, you will immediately get its equivalent in inches in both decimals and fractions.

Below you can read additional information on how to use the calculator. In addition, you will also be able to learn about the relationship between centimeters and inches in general.

## How to use the calculator to convert centimeters to inches?

Step 1: Enter the distance in centimeters in the first input box. Any valid distance can be used.

Step 2: The number of inches in decimal will be displayed on the right-hand side panel.

Step 3: The equivalent in inches and fractions of an inch, the equivalent in feet + inches, and the process used to convert to inches will be shown on the additional boxes.

## How many centimeters are there in one inch?

1 inch contains 2.54 centimeters. Alternatively, 1 centimeter is equivalent to 0.393701 inches.

Centimeters and inches are units of distance, but they belong to different unit systems. Centimeters are metric units and inches are imperial units.

The symbol used to represent centimeters is cm. On the other hand, the symbol used to represent inches is in or also ″.

Commonly, fractions, where the denominator is a power of 2, are used to represent inches. For example, the most common fractions are 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32, and 1/64.

## How to convert from centimeters to inches?

We can convert from centimeters to inches by dividing the distance in centimeters by 2.54. Therefore, if we have a distance d in centimeters (cm), we divide it by 2.54 to get the inches.

#### Example 1:

How many inches equals 20 centimeters?

We can find the number of inches by dividing the centimeters by 2.54:

d(in) = 20/2.54

d(in) = 7.874016 in

#### Example 2:

Find the equivalent of 650 centimeters in inches.

We find the number of inches by dividing the centimeters by 2.54:

d(in) = 650/2.54

d(in) = 255.905512 in

#### Example 3:

Convert 2 centimeters to inches.

If we divide the centimeters by 2.54, we have:

d(in) = 2/2.54

d(in) = 0.787402 in

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