# How to Convert Centimeters to Inches: 3 Steps

Have you ever wondered how to convert from centimeters to inches? Follow the steps in this article to become a conversion master. You will be surprised how many times this knowledge will be useful.

## Steps

### Method 1 of 1: Converting Centimeters to Inches

#### Step 1. Know the difference between an inch and an inch

The centimeter (cm) measures length and distance. It is part of the measurement system used all over the world. It is equivalent to 0.01 meters. An inch is a unit of measurement that measures length and distance. It is only used in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. It is abbreviated as (in). Equivalent to 1/12 of a foot and 1/36 of a yard.

### 1 cm equals 0.394 inches

#### Step 2. Know the first formula for converting centimeters to inches

The formula is: [number of centimeters] X 0.39 = [number of inches]. This equation means that, using a calculator, you take the number of centimeters you want to convert, multiply it by 0, 39, and you get the number of inches.

### For example, if you wanted to convert 10cm to inches, the equation would be written like this: 10cm X 0.39 = 3.9in

#### Step 3. Know the second formula

The second formula is [number of centimeters] / 2.54. That means you take the number of centimeters you want to convert and divide by the number 2.54.