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 inches to centimeters, you use the conversion factor where 1 inch is equal to 2.54 centimeters. So, when you have a length in inches and you want to know how long it is in centimeters, you simply multiply the number of inches by 2.54. This gives you the equivalent length in centimeters. Specifically, for converting 8 inches to centimeters, you calculate it as follows: (8 \text{ inches} \times 2.54 \text{ cm/inch} = 20.32 \text{ cm}). This calculation yields that 8 inches is equal to 20.32 centimeters.

The reason 2.54 is used as the conversion factor is because it is the precise value defined for converting inches to centimeters, based on the international agreement on units of measurement. This conversion factor ensures accuracy when converting measurements from the Imperial system, which is primarily used in the United States, to the Metric system, which is used by most of the rest of the world. The process of multiplication in this context is straightforward: each inch is equivalent to 2.54 centimeters, and so multiplying the number of inches by 2.54 gives the length in centimeters. This is a convenient way to ensure accuracy in measurements for various applications, from manufacturing to scientific research.

Here are 7 items that are approximately 8 inches in length:

  1. Pencil:

    • Most unsharpened pencils are around 7.5 to 8 inches long, making them very close to the measurement in question.
  2. Small ruler:

    • A standard small ruler is exactly 8 inches long, often used in school settings.
  3. Large smartphones:

    • Some of the larger smartphone models can measure up to 8 inches diagonally across their screens.
  4. Kitchen knife:

    • Many chef's knives or common kitchen knives have a blade that is about 8 inches long.
  5. Tablet:

    • Smaller tablets or e-readers can be approximately 8 inches in screen size, measured diagonally.
  6. Letter-sized paper:

    • The width of a standard letter-sized paper is 8.5 inches, very close to the measurement.
  7. Sub sandwich:

    • Many sandwich shops offer a regular size sub or sandwich that is 8 inches in length.