One of the easiest ways to measure out a centimeter is by using everyday objects that are close to 1 centimeter in size, such as a pencil, pen or highlighter. It is also possible to measure out the distance in imperial u... More »

There are 0.39 inches in a centimeter. To convert centimeters to inches, simply multiply the number of centimeters by the number of inches per centimeter, or 0.39. For example, to convert 5 centimeters to inches, multipl... More »

Six centimeters is approximately 2.36 inches. There are 2.54 centimeters in 1 inch, so the conversion from centimeters to inches is done by dividing the number of centimeters by 2.54 to get the number of inches. Converse... More »

When measuring the length of a pencil, centimeters are used rather than millimeters because a pencil is more than a centimeter long. Millimeters are used when measuring lengths that are less than a centimeter, such as a ... More »

Some objects which are one centimeter long include the radius of an American penny, the thickness of a standard notepad and the width of the average pinkie finger. A credit card is also used to estimate centimeters, as i... More »

To determine sock size, stand on a piece of paper and trace the foot with a pencil, pen or marker. Trace the other foot using the same method. Measure the long side of the tracing to determine length and the short side o... More »

Good ways to practice handwriting skills include sitting up straight when writing, gripping the pen or pencil so it rests on the base of the thumb and lowering the pressure of the imprint. The movement of the body should... More » Education K-12