Converting 40 centimeters to inches is straightforward if you know the conversion factor. Simply divide 40 centimeters by the conversion factor of 2.54 inches per centimeter to arrive at the equivalent value of 15.75 inches.
- Record the number of centimeters you wish to convert
Write down (or input into a calculator) the number of centimeters you wish to convert to inches, in this case, 40.
- Divide by the conversion factor
One centimeter is equal to 2.54 inches, so 2.54 inches per centimeter is the conversion factor. Divide the number of centimeters you are converting by this factor. The equation is (40 centimeters)/(2.54 inches per centimeter) = x inches.
- Find the answer
When you divide 40 by the conversion factor 2.54, you find that 40 centimeters equals roughly 15.75 inches.