# How many cm exactly is an inch?

Do you want to know** how many cm exactly is an inch**? Do you know a little about **an inch to a centimeter conversion** but do not remember an exact result of **how many centimeters in an inch**? Don’t worry. Here you will find the answer! So let’s move on to the main point of this article.

We want to tell you not only **how many cm exactly is an inch** but also **how many inches is a centimeter**. Why? We will explain it to you at the end of this article. Now let’s see these two results.

**There are exactly 2.54 centimeters in an inch.** On the other hand, there is no exact result of how many inches in a centimeter. As you can see, one inch is 2.54 centimeters. So one centimeter is 1/2.54 inches. Why don’t we convert this fraction into decimal fraction? Of course it is possible but this decimal fraction will have an infinite number of digits. This fraction can be approximately, for instance, 0.393700787 inches.

Let’s focus on **how many cm exactly is an inch**. When can you use it? It will be useful especially when you want to make a conversion. You do not have to check** how many cm exactly is an inch **again if you remember that there are 2.54 centimeters in an inch. How can you make **an inch to cm conversion **using this result?

You just need to multiply the number of inches by 2.54. That’s it. You will get your result in centimeters. Do you want to see how it looks in practice? Here you are. Some practical examples you can find down below.

For instance, let’s check how many cm exactly in 5 inches. As we said, you have to multiply 5 by 2.54. It gives 12.7. So 5 inches are exactly 12.7 centimeters.

Another example. This time calculate 8 inches to centimeters. And again, multiply 8 by 2.54. It gives 20.32. So 8 inches are exactly 20.32 centimeters.

The last example. How many cm exactly in 10 inches? Multiply 10 by 2.54. It gives 25.4, so 10 inches are exactly 25.4 centimeters.

As you can see, knowing **how many cm exactly is an inch** can be really useful. You can use this knowledge in everyday life but also in school at math classes.

At the end we want to tell you why we also told you **how many inches in a centimeter.** We gave this result to you in case you want to convert not only** inches to centimeters** but also **centimeters to inches**.

We hope that now the topic of **how many cm exactly is an inch** is clear for you and you can make** conversion of inches to centimeters** on your own.

Check also our other articles about centimeters and inches. You will find there useful knowledge in a nutshell and many practical examples.