One centimeter equals 0.393701 inches, to convert 42 cm to inches we have to multiply the amount of centimeters by 0.393701 to obtain the width, height or length in inches. 42 cm is equal to 42 cm x 0.393701 = 16.535433 inches. The result is the following:
42 cm = 16.535433 inches
The centimeter (symbol: cm) is a unit of length in the metric system. It is also the base unit in the centimeter-gram-second system of units. The centimeter practical unit of length for many everyday measurements. A centimeter is equal to 0.01 (or 1E-2) meter.
An inch (symbol: in) is a unit of length. It is defined as 1⁄12 of a foot, also is 1⁄36 of a yard. Though traditional standards for the exact length of an inch have varied, it is equal to exactly 25.4 mm. The inch is a popularly used customary unit of length in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
To calculate a centimeter value to the corresponding value in inches, just multiply the quantity in centimeters by 0.393701 (the conversion factor).
inches = centimeters * 0.393701
The factor 0.0393701 is the result from the division 1 / 2.54 (inch definition). Therefore, another way would be:
inches = centimeters / 2.54
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