A length of 44 centimeters is equivalent to 17.323 inches. This calculated number is derived by using the conversion factor for changing centimeters into inches.
The conversion factor is 2.54 centimeters per inch. The centimeter is a unit of measurement that is a part of the metric system. The metric system is the standard system used to measure length in many countries, though inches are used in the United States instead. Even though efforts have been made to get the United States to adopt the metric system as the new standard, the English system of inches persists. A caveat to this is found in certain fields of work in the United States, such as the medical field.