# inch to cm: How many cm are in an inch? And Difference between centimetre and inch (in)?

There will be many of us people who do not like Math's at all, so they never pay attention to it, but there are some such things of Math's i.e. some such questions which definitely come in handy in our common life. You must also know about them. Sometimes these questions are such that if someone ever asks us, we are not able to give it even when we come, then when we remember their answers, it seems very useless.

What is a Centimetre (cm)?

Let us first know what a centimetre is called, because only when we will know about centimetre we will understand why it is used.

So we use centimetres to measure the length. By measuring objects, we can tell whether an object is shorter, longer or of equal length than another object. Centimetre is a unit of length that is equal to 0.01 m, its symbol is cm. So you must have understood why centimetre is used and its meaning.

What is an inch (in)?

Let us now understand what is called an inch and why it is used. We use inches to measure distance. It is also used to measure the height. 12 inches together make a foot, the inch is represented by a double comma ie (") for example 8" = 8 inches.

Difference between centimetre and inch?

To understand the seed difference between centimetres and inches, you will need a scale. Now when you have a normal scale, you will be seeing that the numbers written on one side of the scale will be written near and the same will be written far away on the other side. On one side it will be written CM which means centimetre and on the other side it will be written Inch which means inch. So through scale also you can understand what is the difference between inch and centimetre.

See, you understand in easy language that the inch which is there is bigger than the centimetre. Centimetres are used to measure length and inches are used to measure distance as well as measure the length of a human being.

One more thing about this, understand that if you measure anything, whether it is in any thing such as length, distance or in kilos, then for that we use units i.e. units and these units are inches, These are called sonometers, meters, etc.