How to Convert Between Inches and Centimeters
Many sites use inches or centimeters to describe the size of objects. Knowing how to convert between the two can be helpful in determining the correct size of an object. To convert inches to centimeters, multiply the number of inches by 2.54. For example, 19 inches are equivalent to 240 centimeters.
Fortunately, there are a variety of tools online that can make converting between inches and centimeters easier. One simple way is to use a visual chart. These charts can be displayed on any screen resolution, and will display relative inches in a rectangular format, with reference values in centimeters below.
A unit of length, the inch is commonly used in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Other countries also use the inch, especially in electronics. For example, it is used to measure the size of a display screen on a computer. The centimeter, on the other hand, is the unit of length in the metric system. In the metric system, a centimeter is 1/100 meter.