# Millimeters to Inches Converter

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## Conversion Table

 millimeters to inches mm in 10 mm 0.3937 in 20 mm 0.7874 in 30 mm 1.1811 in 40 mm 1.5748 in 50 mm 1.9685 in 60 mm 2.3622 in 70 mm 2.7559 in 80 mm 3.1496 in 90 mm 3.5433 in 100 mm 3.937 in 110 mm 4.3307 in 120 mm 4.7244 in 130 mm 5.1181 in 140 mm 5.5118 in 150 mm 5.9055 in 160 mm 6.2992 in 170 mm 6.6929 in 180 mm 7.0866 in 190 mm 7.4803 in 200 mm 7.874 in

## How to convert

1 millimeter (mm) = 0.0393701 inch (in). Millimeter (mm) is a unit of Length used in Metric system. Inch (in) is a unit of Length used in Standard system.

## Definition of the millimeter

A millimeter is a unit of length in the metric system, which is based on the International System of Units (SI). It is defined as one thousandth of a meter, which is the SI base unit of length. One millimeter can be written as 1 mm or 0.001 m.

## How to convert millimeter to other units of length

To convert millimeter to other units of length, we need to use conversion factors that relate the millimeter to the desired unit. For example, to convert millimeter to centimeter, we need to know that 1 cm = 10 mm, so we can divide the number of millimeters by 10 to get the number of centimeters. Similarly, to convert millimeter to inch, we need to know that 1 in = 25.4 mm, so we can divide the number of millimeters by 25.4 to get the number of inches.

Here are some common conversion factors for millimeter and other units of length in the US standard system and the SI system:

• 1 mm = 0.1 cm
• 1 mm = 0.03937 in
• 1 mm = 0.001 m
• 1 mm = 0.000001 km
• 1 mm = 0.00000062137 mi
• 1 mm = 0.00000053996 nmi

## Where millimeter is used

The millimeter is a widely used unit of length in many fields and applications around the world. Some examples are:

• In engineering and manufacturing, the millimeter is often used to measure small dimensions and tolerances of parts and products.
• In medicine and biology, the millimeter is often used to measure the size and growth of cells, tissues, organs, and microorganisms.
• In astronomy and physics, the millimeter is often used to measure the wavelength and frequency of electromagnetic radiation, such as radio waves and microwaves.
• In geography and cartography, the millimeter is often used to measure the scale and distance on maps and globes.
• In art and design, the millimeter is often used to measure the thickness and width of lines, shapes, and fonts.

## History of millimeter

The millimeter has a long and varied history in different countries and cultures. Some historical facts are:

• The first recorded use of the millimeter as a unit of length was in France in the late 18th century, during the French Revolution. The French Academy of Sciences adopted the metric system as a standard for measurement and defined the meter as one ten-millionth of the distance from the equator to the pole.
• The millimeter was officially recognized as a part of the SI system in 1960, when the General Conference on Weights and Measures (CGPM) adopted a new definition of the meter based on the wavelength of light emitted by a krypton-86 atom.
• The millimeter is still widely used today in many countries that have adopted the metric system, such as most of Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. However, some countries still use other units of length alongside or instead of the millimeter, such as the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

## Example conversions of millimeter to other units

Here are some examples of how to convert millimeter to other units of length using the conversion factors given above:

• To convert 5 mm to cm, we divide by 10: 5 mm / 10 = 0.5 cm
• To convert 12 mm to in, we divide by 25.4: 12 mm / 25.4 = 0.47244 in
• To convert 100 mm to m, we divide by 1000: 100 mm / 1000 = 0.1 m
• To convert 250 mm to km, we divide by 1000000: 250 mm / 1000000 = 0.00025 km
• To convert 500 mm to mi, we divide by 1609344: 500 mm / 1609344 = 0.00031069 mi
• To convert 1000 mm to nmi, we divide by 1852000: 1000 mm / 1852000 = 0.00053996 nmi
Millimeters also can be marked as millimetres.

## Inch: A Unit of Length Used in the US Customary System

The inch (in) is a unit of length used in the US customary system, which is one of the systems of measurement used in the United States and some other countries. The inch is equal to 1/12 of a foot or 2.54 centimeters. The inch is also a derived unit in the imperial system, which is the official system of measurement for the United Kingdom and some other Commonwealth countries. The symbol for inch is in or ″. The inch is used for measuring short distances and dimensions, such as the length of a nail or the width of a finger. The inch is named after the Latin word uncia, meaning one-twelfth. In this article, we will explore the definition, history, usage and conversion of the inch as a unit of length.

## Definition of Inch

The inch is a unit of length that is equal to 1/12 of a foot. It is defined as 25.4 millimeters. The foot is defined as 0.3048 meters.

The definition of the inch has changed over time, as different standards and methods of measurement were developed by various countries and organizations. The current definition of the inch as based on millimeters was agreed upon by an international treaty in 1959.

## History of Inch

The origin of the inch as a unit of length can be traced back to ancient times, when it was used as a measure of length based on the human body. The word inch comes from the Latin word uncia, meaning one-twelfth. It referred to one-twelfth of a Roman foot, which was about 29.6 millimeters.

The inch was also used as a measure of length by other civilizations, such as the Anglo-Saxons, who used it as one-third of a palm or one-twenty-fourth of an ell. The Anglo-Saxon inch was about 25 millimeters.

The inch was adopted by other countries that followed the English system of measurement, such as the United States and Canada. It was also incorporated into the imperial system, which was established by an act of Parliament in 1824. The imperial system was based on seven base units that could be derived from natural and traditional units. The inch remained as a derived unit in the imperial system, but it was no longer recommended for use in scientific and technical fields.

## Usage of Inch

The inch is a unit of length that is used for measuring short distances and dimensions, such as the length of a nail or the width of a finger.

The inch is commonly used in everyday life, especially in countries that follow the US customary system. Some examples are:

• Measuring the size and shape of objects and tools.
• Measuring the height and weight of people and animals.
• Measuring the distance and time between places and events.
• Measuring clothing sizes and shoe sizes.

The inch is also used in some scientific and technical fields, such as:

• Measuring the diameter and circumference of circles and spheres.
• Measuring the thickness and density of materials.
• Measuring the pressure and temperature of gases and liquids.

## How to Convert Inch to Other Units of Length in the US Customary System

To convert inch to other units of length in the US customary system, we need to know the relationship between inch and other units. Here are some common units and their equivalent values in inches:

• 1 foot = 12 inches
• 1 yard = 36 inches
• 1 mile = 63,360 inches
• 1 mil = 0.001 inch

To convert inch to any of these units, we need to multiply or divide by the appropriate factor. For example, to convert 10 inches to feet, we need to divide by 12:

10 inches / 12 = 0.833 feet

To convert 10 inches to miles, we need to divide by 63,360:

10 inches / 63,360 = 0.000158 miles

To convert 10 inches to mils, we need to multiply by 1000:

10 inches x 1000 = 10,000 mils

## How to Convert Inch to Other Units of Length in the SI System

To convert inch to other units of length in the SI system, we need to know the relationship between inch and meter. One inch is equal to 0.0254 meters.

To convert inch to any other unit of length in the SI system, we need to multiply or divide by the appropriate power of ten and add a prefix. Here are some common units and their equivalent values in inches:

• 1 centimeter = 0.39370079 inches
• 1 millimeter = 0.039370079 inches
• 1 micrometer = 3.9370079 x 10-5 inches

To convert inch to any of these units, we need to multiply by the appropriate factor and add a prefix. For example, to convert 10 inches to centimeters, we need to multiply by 2.54:

10 inches x 2.54 = 25.4 centimeters

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