# What is the difference between an inch and a centimeter?

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The question asked in the title of this text is a very popular question which is often repeated. It is no wonder, because an inch and a centimeter are two the most popular units of length used by people around the world. Of course they are not basic units, because they are parts of bigger units like meter and feet, but they are used more often daily.

So, it is very important to know what is the difference between an inch and a centimeter. Generally, the relationship between these two units is based on the inch to cm ratio and the general inch to cm equation.

Below you can see these two things:

• 1 inch = 2.54 cm,
• The number of inches * 2.54 = the number of centimeters.

When you remember these two things, you can convert any value specified in inches to cm. Manual conversion is not popular nowadays, but it is good to know how to do it. You will remember the principle of conversion for inch to cm thanks to the following example.

Imagine that you want to convert, for instance, 84 inches to cm. According to the mentioned above an inch to cm ratio saying that 1 inch is equal to 2.54 cm and the general inch to cm equation you have to multiply 84 by 2.54 to get the result in centimeters. Let’s do this:

• 84 inches * 2.54 = 213.36 cm.

As you can see, 84 inches is equal to 213.36 cm. You can convert any other value in inches to cm using the same principle. The same principle is used by our online inch to cm calculator which we want to present to you.

## An online inch to cm calculator

As you have read above, manual conversion for inch to cm is not popular. Why? The development of modern technology has led to nowadays people can use professional calculators which can convert inches to cm a lot faster without any mistakes even when they have to convert very high values with a lot of decimal numbers.

Our team has long seen the need to create more and more modern web-based devices to help people convert various units to other units. We see a lot of advantages in online converters like our inch to cm converter.