8 Inch to Centimeter

Convert 8 (eight) Inches to Centimeters (in to cm) with our conversion calculator.

8 Inches to Centimeters equals 20.3200 cm.

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Convert 8 Inches to Centimeters (in to cm) with our conversion calculator.

8 Inches to Centimeters equals 20.3200 cm.

To convert 8 inches to centimeters, you use the conversion factor that 1 inch is equivalent to 2.54 centimeters. The conversion is calculated by multiplying the length value in inches by the conversion factor. So, for 8 inches, the calculation would look like this:

[ 8\, \text{inches} \times 2.54\, \text{cm/inch} = 20.32\, \text{cm} ]

The reason this calculation works is that it directly applies the conversion rate between inches and centimeters established by the international yard and pound agreement of 1959. This conversion factor is internationally agreed upon and used to convert measurements in inches (a unit of measurement in the Imperial and US customary systems) to centimeters (a unit in the metric system). By using this method, we ensure the accuracy and standardization of measurements across different systems of units, which is crucial for consistency in scientific, engineering, and everyday applications.

Here are 7 items that are approximately 8 inches in length, along with a brief outline after each point:

  1. Small chef's knife:

    • Typically used in kitchens for slicing and dicing.
    • Blade length is around 8 inches, ideal for various cutting tasks.
  2. Standard graphite pencil:

    • An essential tool for writing or drawing.
    • When unsharpened, a new pencil is typically around 7.5 to 8 inches long.
  3. Some smartphones:

    • Larger models (measured diagonally).
    • Can be around 8 inches long, offering a big screen for media and productivity.
  4. Quarter-folded letter-size paper:

    • Standard US letter paper is 11 inches long.
    • When folded in half twice (quarter-fold), its length approximates 8 inches.
  5. Small tablet devices:

    • Compact and portable for reading and web browsing.
    • Diagonal measurement of the screen might be around 8 inches.
  6. Medium size dog collar:

    • For pets, particularly dogs of medium size.
    • The collar length can be adjustable, with 8 inches being towards the smaller end.
  7. Harmonica:

    • A musical instrument played with the mouth.
    • Professional models can often be around 8 inches in length, depending on the type and make.