## 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 2 centimeters into inches we have to multiply 2 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

2 cm → L(in)

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

L(in) = 2 cm × 0.39370078740157 in

L(in) = 0.78740157480315 in

The final result is:

2 cm → 0.78740157480315 in

We conclude that 2 centimeters is equivalent to 0.78740157480315 inches:

2 centimeters = 0.78740157480315 inches

## Alternative conversion

We can also convert by utilizing the inverse value of the conversion factor. In this case 1 inch is equal to 1.27 × 2 centimeters.

Another way is saying that 2 centimeters is equal to 1 ÷ 1.27 inches.

## Approximate result

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

2 cm ≅ 0.787 in

An alternative is also that one inch is approximately one point two seven times two 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)
3 centimeters 1.181 inches
4 centimeters 1.575 inches
5 centimeters 1.969 inches
6 centimeters 2.362 inches
7 centimeters 2.756 inches
8 centimeters 3.15 inches
9 centimeters 3.543 inches
10 centimeters 3.937 inches
11 centimeters 4.331 inches
12 centimeters 4.724 inches