Fourteen centimeters equals approximately 5.5 inches. One inch, a unit of measurement for length in the system used by the United States, is equal to 2.54 centimeters, a unit of measurement in the metric system.
Determining how many inches are the equivalent of 14 centimeters requires dividing 14 centimeters by 2.54 centimeters per inch. Other units of measurement in the same system as the inch are the foot and yard. Converting within this system and into the metric system requires memorizing different equivalents.
For instance, 12 inches equals 1 foot, 36 inches equals 1 yard and 3 feet equals 1 yard. Conversions within the metric system are much easier and usually require only the moving of a decimal point. For instance, 1 centimeter equals 10 millimeters, 100 millimeters equals 10 centimeters or 1 decimeter and 1000 millimeters equals 1 meter.