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### Converting Inches to Centimeters

Check out Bas Rutten's Liver Shot on MMA Surge: http://bit.ly/MMASurgeEp1 In this video, Mahalo math expert Allison Moffett shows you how to convert inches to centimeters. Convert Inches to Centimeters --------------------------------------------------------------------- To convert inches to centimeters, first you need the conversion factor. One inch is equal to 2.54 centimeters. You can then use this to convert any amount of inches to centimeters or vice versa. For example, if you have two inches and you want to know how many centimeters equal the equivalent, use the conversion factor 1/2.54 and set it equal to the value you want to find. In this case, that means 1/2.54=2/X. Cross multiply to find that X=2(2.54). This means that since the two sides are equal you can multiply the bottom of the first and the top of the second and set it equal to the top of the first times the bottom of the second. Multiplying gives you 5.08 cm, which is your answer. Second Conversion Problem --------------------------------------------------------------------- To convert 7.62 centimeters to inches, start with the conversion factor one inch equals?2.54 centimeters. Set that fraction equal to X inches equals 7.62 centimeters. Cross multiply so that you are left with 7.62 equals 2.54 times X. Divide both sides by 2.54 to get 3 inches, which is your answer. Read more by visiting our page at: http://www.mahalo.com/converting-inches-to-centimeters/
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