The history of measurement scales has been quite varied and extensive. In the past, many different distance units were used to measure the length of an object. In the absence of any standard unit for measurement, people utilized body parts such hand, foot and cubit for the purpose of measuring any height of any object or humans. These units were not uniform and varied in length from one era to another. With the development of metric system in late 18th century a uniform measurement system came into existence and standards in respect to measurement were set. The system was adopted by all the countries across the world and it was then when a standard scale for measuring Centimeter and Inch was devised.
Centimeter: A unit of length, a centimeter is equivalent to 100th of a meter. Centimeter is also termed or is known as the base unit of length and is used as the standard unit of measurement for measuring height of a person or an object. Being the standard unit of length, centimeter finds greater acceptability in daily life and is considered as the best pragmatic approach for routine measurements.
Uses of centimeter
- To measure the height of a person or any object.
- To claim the amount of rainfall with the help of a rain gauge
- Centimeter is also used in maps to convert the map scale into practical world distances
Inch: A customary unit of length, an inch is equal to 2.54 centimeters. The standard length for the inch varied from place to place in the past and it was in the year 1959 that International Yard was defined and Inch was measured exact the same length all over the world. A yard was defined as 36 inches on an inch scale and 0.9144 meters to be precise. An inch is denoted by the sign in’ and it is represented by double prime.
Uses of Inch scale
Inch is used as a standard unit of measurement of length for electronic products like TV and computer screen as well as Mobiles.
The scale of inch is also used in the measurement of objects like doors, ceilings as well as other items that are shorter than a meter and are not practical to be measured with centimeters.
How to convert centimeters into inches
It is a known fact that one inch equates to 2.54 centimeters and vice versa. To simply convert centimeters into inches you can simply divide the given number of inches with 2.54 and you can convert easily centimeters into each.
Another quite easy way to convert centimeters into inches is by taking the help of inches and Cm scales. The scale is given number of centimeters as well as inches after each 2.54 centimeter and helps you to convert cm into inches. This method is limited to size of scale and you cannot convert infinite number of centimeters.
You can also take the help of online tools to for conversion of centimeters into inches. Online conversion tool in the form of calculator lets you convert infinite numbers and you are not even required to apply your mind to make calculations.
Now, we hope, you are very much aware about the history of inches and CM scales, and can convert inches to CM and vice versa.