# How do you calculate cm to inches?

Do you need to **calculate cm to inches**? Are you looking for a formula? Do you want to see some practical examples? Here it is. In this article you will find everything you need to make a **cm to inches conversion** on your own in a nutshell.

Without any further ado, let’s move on to two things which you will need to make your calculation. First thing is a conversion factor. It is simply the same as the number of inches in a centimeter. So one centimeter is 0.393700787 inches. You can find this result also down below in a clearer form:

- 1 cm = 0.393700787 inches.

As we said, this is also a cm to inches conversion factor. Have a look:

**Cm to inches conversion factor: 0.393700787.**

This conversion factor is needed to make a **cm to inches formula**. This formula you can find down below. Let’s see:

**Number of centimeters * 0.393700787 = the result in inches**

So as you can see, to get the result in inches you only need to multiply the number of centimeters by a conversion factor, that is by 0.393700787.

Of course, if you do not need an exact result, you can use a shorter form of a conversion factor. For instance, you can round it off to two decimal places. It will be 0.39. We will use a first, full version of this factor to give you the most accurate results.

So now it is time to practice. For instance, let’s calculate 2 centimeters to inches. You have to multiply 2 by 0.393700787. It gives 0.787401574 inches. It is also possible to round off this result. For example, after rounding off to two decimal places it is 0.79 inches.

Another example. This time calculate a bigger number. For instance, make a calculation for 15 centimeters. Multiply 15 by 0.393700787. It gives 5.905511805. Round it off to two decimal places. The final result is 5.91 inches.

We hope that these practical examples make a **cm to inches conversion** clearer for you and now you can make a** cm to inches calculation** on your own.

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**So what are you waiting for? Try a cm to inches formula or calculate with a cm to inches converter.** Check also other articles on our website to know more about centimeters, inches and their conversion.