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# How Big Is 6 Centimeters In Inches Are In 6 Cm? 6 Cm To Inches

To convert a centimeter measurement to an inch measurement, use a simple formula. Since one inch is equal to 2.54 centimeters, this formula can be used to convert:

Our inch fraction calculator can add centimeters and inches together and it also automatically converts the results to US customary, imperial and SI metric values.

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## Centimeters

One centimeter is equal to one-hundredth (1/100) of a meter, which is defined as the distance light travels in a vacuum in a 1/299,792,458 second time interval.

The centimeter, or centimetre, is a multiple of the meter, which is the SI base unit for length. In the metric system, “centi” is the prefix for 10-2. Centimeters can be abbreviated as cm; for example, 1 centimeter can be written as 1 cm.

Metric rulers typically have 30 cm, which are represented by 30 large tick marks. To get a rough idea of the actual length of a centimeter, a standard pencil is just about 1 cm thick.

## Inches

An inch is a unit of linear length measure equal to 1/12 of a foot or 1/36 of a yard. Because the international yard is legally defined to be equal to exactly 0.9144 meters, one inch is equal to 2.54 centimeters.<1>

The inch is a US customary and imperial unit of length. Inches can be abbreviated as in; for example, 1 inch can be written as 1 in.

Inches can also be denoted using the symbol, otherwise known as a double-prime. Often a double-quote (“) is used instead of a double-prime for convenience. A double-prime is commonly used to express 1 in as 1″.

The standard ruler has 12″, and is a common measuring tool for measuring inches. They are also often measured using tape measures, which commonly come in lengths from 6″ – 35″. Other types of measuring devices include scales, calipers, measuring wheels, micrometers, yardsticks, and even lasers.

We recommend using a ruler or tape measure for measuring length, which can be found at a local retailer or home center. Rulers are available in imperial, metric, or combination with both values, so make sure you get the correct type for your needs.

Need a ruler? Try our free downloadable and printable rulers, which include both imperial and metric measurements.

## Centimeter to Inch Conversion Table

Centimeter measurements converted to inches in decimal and fraction form

Centimeters Inches (decimal) Inches (fraction)
1 cm 0.393701″ 25/64″
2 cm 0.787402″ 25/32″
3 cm 1.1811″ 1 3/16″
4 cm 1.5748″ 1 37/64″
5 cm 1.9685″ 1 31/32″
6 cm 2.3622″ 2 23/64″
7 cm 2.7559″ 2 3/4″
8 cm 3.1496″ 3 5/32″
9 cm 3.5433″ 3 35/64″
10 cm 3.937″ 3 15/16″
11 cm 4.3307″ 4 21/64″
12 cm 4.7244″ 4 23/32″
13 cm 5.1181″ 5 1/8″
14 cm 5.5118″ 5 33/64″
15 cm 5.9055″ 5 29/32″
16 cm 6.2992″ 6 19/64″
17 cm 6.6929″ 6 11/16″
18 cm 7.0866″ 7 3/32″
19 cm 7.4803″ 7 31/64″
20 cm 7.874″ 7 7/8″
21 cm 8.2677″ 8 17/64″
22 cm 8.6614″ 8 21/32″
23 cm 9.0551″ 9 1/16″
24 cm 9.4488″ 9 29/64″
25 cm 9.8425″ 9 27/32″
26 cm 10.24″ 10 15/64″
27 cm 10.63″ 10 5/8″
28 cm 11.02″ 11 1/32″
29 cm 11.42″ 11 27/64″
30 cm 11.81″ 11 13/16″
31 cm 12.2″ 12 13/64″
32 cm 12.6″ 12 19/32″
33 cm 12.99″ 12 63/64″
34 cm 13.39″ 13 25/64″
35 cm 13.78″ 13 25/32″
36 cm 14.17″ 14 11/64″
37 cm 14.57″ 14 9/16″
38 cm 14.96″ 14 61/64″
39 cm 15.35″ 15 23/64″
40 cm 15.75″ 15 3/4″

## References

National Institute of Standards and Technology, Checking the Net Contents of Packaged Goods, Handbook 133 – 2019 Edition, https://nvlpubs.nist.gov/nistpubs/hb/2019/NIST.HB.133-2019.pdf