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# How big is 10 millimeters?

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Since there are 25.4 millimeters in an inch, 10 millimeters is equal to 0.3937 inches, or a little over one-third of an inch. Another common equivalent of an inch in the metric system is 2.54 centimeters.

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Since one millimeter is 0.1 centimeters, 10 millimeters is equal to 1 centimeter. Figuring out what 1 centimeter is in terms of inches requires simply dividing one by 2.54. Converting within the metric system is typically easy and is often accomplished by moving a decimal point. For instance, 10 millimeters is equal to 0.1 decimeters and 0.01 meters. Converting between the metric system and the system used in the United States is more difficult and frequently requires mixed numbers.

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To convert centimeters to feet and inches, multiply the number of inches by the conversion factor of 0.3937 inches per centimeter. That will supply the number in inches, which can be divided by 12 to supply the number in feet and inches.

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As there are approximately 0.3937 inches in a centimeter, 56 centimeters equals about 22.05 inches. In order to convert centimeters to inches manually, multiply the number of centimeters (in this problem 56) by 0.3937.

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The total area of 12 millimeters by 10 millimeters is 120 square millimeters, assuming that this is an enclosed area with two sides of 12 millimeters and two sides of 10 millimeters. The formula for finding the area of a rectangle is length times width.