1.17 Centimeter to Inch

Convert 1.17 (one) Centimeters to Inches (cm to in) with our conversion calculator.

1.17 Centimeters to Inches equals 0.4606 in.

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Convert 1.17 Centimeters to Inches (cm to in) with our conversion calculator.

1.17 Centimeters to Inches equals 0.4606 in.

To calculate 1.17 centimeters to inches, you use the conversion factor that 1 inch is equal to 2.54 centimeters. The conversion formula from centimeters to inches is to divide the length value in centimeters by 2.54. Therefore, to convert 1.17 cm to inches, you divide 1.17 by 2.54. This calculation is straightforward and is derived as follows: 1.17 cm / 2.54 cm/inch = 0.46062992 inches. This result can be rounded to a more convenient number depending on the required precision. For general purposes, we can round this to 0.46 inches, acknowledging minor rounding in practical applications.

The conversion process hinges on understanding that the conversion factor between centimeters and inches is constant, being precisely 2.54. This factor ensures that when you have a measurement in centimeters, you can accurately convert it to inches by performing a simple division. The conversion is beneficial for those familiar with one measurement system (metric or imperial) and needing to understand the equivalent measurement in the other system. For example, in many countries using the metric system, converting measurements to inches is useful for understanding certain dimensions that are commonly referred to in inches in other countries, such as screen sizes and manufacturing specifications of products manufactured abroad.

Given the conversion of 1.17 cm to approximately 0.46 inches, here are seven items that are roughly 1.17 cm in length:

  • A standard pencil eraser’s thickness:

    • Typically, a pencil eraser on top of a pencil can be around this thick.
  • The diameter of a AAA battery:

    • A AAA battery’s diameter is close to this measurement, illustrating its slender design.
  • The width of a standard SD card:

    • SD cards used in cameras and smartphones have a width that falls into this measurement category.
  • A large paperclip's width:

    • When laid flat, the width of a large paperclip can be close to 1.17 cm.
  • Thickness of 10 stacked dimes:

    • Stacking 10 dimes together approximates this thickness, showing how compact this amount is in a common currency form.
  • Diameter of a small shirt button:

    • Small buttons used on shirts often have a diameter of about 1.17 cm, showing their discrete size.
  • Width of a standard USB Type-A plug:

    • The metal part of a USB Type-A plug that inserts into a port is about this width, indicating its universal size.

These examples show the practical application of understanding measurements in centimeters and their conversion to inches, not only in daily life but also in technology and fashion.