## Conversion formula

The conversion factor from centimeters to inches is 0.39370078740157, which means that 1 centimeter is equal to 0.39370078740157 inches:

1 cm = 0.39370078740157 in

To convert 0.5 centimeters into inches we have to multiply 0.5 by the conversion factor in order to get the length amount from centimeters to inches. We can also form a simple proportion to calculate the result:

1 cm → 0.39370078740157 in

0.5 cm → L(in)

Solve the above proportion to obtain the length L in inches:

L(in) = 0.5 cm × 0.39370078740157 in

L(in) = 0.19685039370079 in

The final result is:

0.5 cm → 0.19685039370079 in

We conclude that 0.5 centimeters is equivalent to 0.19685039370079 inches:

0.5 centimeters = 0.19685039370079 inches

## Alternative conversion

We can also convert by utilizing the inverse value of the conversion factor. In this case 1 inch is equal to 5.08 × 0.5 centimeters.

Another way is saying that 0.5 centimeters is equal to 1 ÷ 5.08 inches.

## Approximate result

For practical purposes we can round our final result to an approximate numerical value. We can say that zero point five centimeters is approximately zero point one nine seven inches:

0.5 cm ≅ 0.197 in

An alternative is also that one inch is approximately five point zero eight times zero point five centimeters.

## Conversion table

### centimeters to inches chart

For quick reference purposes, below is the conversion table you can use to convert from centimeters to inches

centimeters (cm) inches (in)
1.5 centimeters 0.591 inches
2.5 centimeters 0.984 inches
3.5 centimeters 1.378 inches
4.5 centimeters 1.772 inches
5.5 centimeters 2.165 inches
6.5 centimeters 2.559 inches
7.5 centimeters 2.953 inches
8.5 centimeters 3.346 inches
9.5 centimeters 3.74 inches
10.5 centimeters 4.134 inches