# How Many Inches Are Equal to 3 Centimeters?

**Three centimetres is equal to 1.1811 inches.** One centimeter is equal to approximately 0.3937 inches. This type of conversion changes metric measurements to imperial measurements.

A centimeter, abbreviated as cm, is a unit of measure in the metric system that's used to measure length. The metric system uses prefixes like "centi-" and "milli-" for measurements. "Centi-" is the prefix used to indicate 1/100th. Therefore, a centimeter is 1/100th of a meter.

In the United States, inches is the unit of measurement used for length. The abbreviation for inches is "in." One inch is 1/12th of a foot and 1/36th of a yard.

In order to convert centimeters to inches, multiply the number of centimeters by 0.3937. In the above equation, the answer was calculated by multiplying 3 by 0.3937 which equals 1.1811. To convert 2 centimeters into inches, simply multiply 2 by 0.3937.