# Is 3 cm bigger than 1 inch?

Are you wondering what is bigger – **3 cm or 1 inch****?** What is your type? You will find an answer to this question in our article! We promise that we will dispel all your doubts. So let’s move on!

To compare 3 centimeters and 1 inch it is needed to **convert an inch into centimeters**. Do you know **1 inch is equal to how many cm****?** If no, you can find an answer down below. Have a look:

**1 inch = 2.54 centimeters****.**

So as you can see, one inch is equal exactly **2.54 centimeters**. So now we can move on to the comparison. Is 3 cm bigger than 1 inch? That is – **is 3 cm bigger than 2.54 cm?** Of course it is!

On the other hand, **2.54 centimeters ****is smaller than 3 centimeters**. What does it mean? It means that **1 inch is smaller than 3 centimeters**. Let’s see the difference between these two numbers.

How much is the **difference between ****3 cm and 1 inch****?** Subtract 2.54 from 3 to get the result. The difference is equal exactly 0.46 cm. As you can see, it is a quite significant difference – almost half a centimeter.

When will this information come in useful? Especially while making calculations or checking measurements. Thanks to know an **equivalent of 1 inch to cm** you can easily calculate inch to cm. It is also possible to compare two different numbers – one given in centimeters and one given in inches – using **1 inch equivalent to cm**.

So have a look at another comparison using 1 inch to cm equivalent. If 3 centimeters are bigger than 1 inch, what is bigger – 6 centimeters or 2 inches? What do you think?

If 3 centimeters are bigger than 1 inch it is impossible that 6 centimeters will be smaller than 2 inches. There is proof. Let’s convert 2 inches to centimeters: 2 * 2.54 = 5.08. So 2 inches are equal 5.08 centimeters. It is almost one centimeter smaller number than 6 centimeters!

It works with other pairs of numbers too – like 9 centimeters and 3 inches, 12 centimeters and 4 inches, 15 centimeters and 5 inches etc.

We hope that now you can easily **convert inches into centimeters** and check which number is bigger – given in inches or in centimeters. If you want to know more about **inch to cm conversion** check our other articles.