## 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

## 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