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How do you convert inches to decimal equivalents?

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One inch is equal to about 2.54 centimeters, so in order to convert to centimeters, multiply an inch measurement by 2.54 centimeters. Metric measurements, using meters and derivatives of meters, are decimal-based measurements.

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There are 100 centimeters to a meter, so multiplying an inch measurement by 0.0254 results in the meter equivalent. For a millimeter measurement, multiply the inch measurement by 25.4.

The same conversion can be done in reverse as well. One centimeter is equivalent to about 0.3937inches, so to convert centimeters to inches, multiply a centimeter measurement by 0.3937. There are 10 millimeters per centimeter, so multiplying millimeter measurements by 0.03937 results in the inch equivalent.

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Five feet 4 inches is converted into centimeters using the conversion factor of 1 inch is equal to 2.54 centimeters. Five feet 4 inches is equal to 64 inches. Multiplying 64 inches by 2.54 centimeters per inch yields 162.56 centimeters.

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To convert 90 centimeters to inches, multiply 90 centimeters by the conversion factor of 0.39 centimeters per inch. The conversion equals 35.43 inches, according to Convert Units.

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Since one centimeter is equal to 0.3937 of an inch, 64 inches can be divided by 0.3937 to be converted to 162.56 centimeters. There are free unit converters available online that can perform this calculation automatically, as well.