Unit Converter

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 3 centimeters into inches we have to multiply 3 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

3 cm → L(in)

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

L(in) = 3 cm × 0.39370078740157 in

L(in) = 1.1811023622047 in

The final result is:

3 cm → 1.1811023622047 in

We conclude that 3 centimeters is equivalent to 1.1811023622047 inches:

3 centimeters = 1.1811023622047 inches

3 centimeters is equal to 1.181 inches

Alternative conversion

We can also convert by utilizing the inverse value of the conversion factor. In this case 1 inch is equal to 0.84666666666667 × 3 centimeters.

Another way is saying that 3 centimeters is equal to 1 ÷ 0.84666666666667 inches.

Approximate result

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

3 cm ≅ 1.181 in

An alternative is also that one inch is approximately zero point eight four seven times three 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)
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
13 centimeters 5.118 inches