A conversion of 43 centimeters into inches equals 16.9 inches. Because 1 inch equals 2.54 centimeters, the conversion involves dividing 43 centimeters by 2.54 centimeters per inch. Another method is to multiply 43 centimeters by 0.3937 centimeters per inch.
The centimeter is a unit of length in the International System of Units, also known as the metric system. This system of measurement is used in the scientific and medical communities. The inch is a unit of length in the system of imperial units, primarily used in the United States. Because the metric system is based on the number 10, conversions within this system often require moving a decimal point.