# How do I convert 116 CM to inches?

Written by mark kennan
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Inches and centimetres measure the distance between two points. You may need to convert from centimetres to inches if you are building a model that requires you to cut a board a certain length in centimetres but you only have a ruler that measures in inches. Centimetres and inches are related by a conversion factor: 2.54 centimetres per inch. This conversion factor makes it a simple matter to convert centimetres to inches.

Skill level:
Easy

### Things you need

• Paper and pencil
• Calculator

## Instructions

1. 1

Write down the quantity 116 centimetres.

2. 2

Divide by 2.54 centimetres per inch to obtain an answer of 44.67. Since you are dividing centimetres by a factor with units of centimetres per inch, the centimetres will cancel so that you will be left with inches.

3. 3

Go to an online conversion site (see Resources), enter the quantity "116" and click on "Go". The online calculator gives you the same result.

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