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# How many inches are in 53 cm?

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The equivalent of 53 centimeters in U.S. customary units is 20.87 inches. Because 1 inch equals 2.54 centimeters, dividing 53 centimeters by 2.54 centimeters per inch yields 20.87 inches.

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Another way to complete the conversion is to multiply 53 centimeters by 0.3937 inches per centimeter, since 1 centimeter equals 0.3937 inches. U.S. customary units, such as the inch and foot, are derived from the imperial system of measurement and are primarily used in the United States. The centimeter, along with the meter, millimeter and kilometer, is a unit of length in the International System of Units. This system is also called the metric system and is used by most industrialized nations in the world.

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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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There is one-tenth of a centimeter in a millimeter. Centimeters are one one-hundredth of a meter and millimeters are one one-thousandth of a meter; therefore, there are 10 millimeters for every centimeter.

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Eighteen millimeters is equal to approximately 0.70866 inches. Each millimeter is equal to 0.039370 inches. To convert between millimeters to inches, simply multiply the value in millimeters by 0.039370 to obtain the value in inches.