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Converting Millimeters to Inches: Make it Fuss-Free

There are easy ways to convert millimeters to inches. You can resort to many different phone apps that allow you to make any kind of conversion for that matter.

There are also online sites that provide aid. We will ponder on all those later but for now, allow us to give you a guideline on going the long cut. That is, making conversions using a formula.

How to Convert Millimeters to Inches

Here is a step-by-step guide on how to convert millimeters to inches:

Step 1:

Develop a formula. Conversion is a skill that you have to continuously hone. Although it is usually taught in school, full grown adults tend to forget it due to lack of practice. However, when a need for it arises, you must be ready with a formula that will get you through it no matter where you may be.

Step 2:

Know the units and familiarize yourself on their values. In this case, we intend to convert millimeters to inches. That means, we have to know the values of those two units. Millimeters are from the metric system of measurement while inches are from another system, the English system. That does not mean, however, that no connection between the two can be found. The link is, and most people who have used a ruler in their lives know this, centimetres. Centimetres and millimeters are in the same system.

Incidentally, it can also be found on the other side of a ruler, the other side bears measurement in inches. Every centimetre is equivalent to 10 millimeters; every inch is equivalent to 2.54 centimetres. Therefore, every inch is equivalent to 25.4 millimeters (using the formula: 2.54 cm x 10).

Step 3:

Perform division to convert millimeters into inches. You will simply have to divide the number by 25.4. 3000mm divided by 25.4 is 118.1 or simply put 3,000 millimeters is equivalent to 118.1 inches.

Revert to the Easy Ways

As mentioned earlier, there are easy ways to convert millimeters to inches. Using phone apps and conversion sites are definitely the easy ways.

When using conversion apps, you will need to go to any phone applications store and choose the most attractive conversion app you find. Some of them may be offered free of charge while others may require you to send an amount as payment for using the service. Once you have made the payment, you will be cleared to download and use the service. To make conversions, you simply need to open the app, enter the amount to be converted, choose its original unit and the unit you want to convert it to, and then hit “Convert”.

There are also websites that offer free conversion tools. In this case, you will need to start up your computer and connect to the Internet. Go to the website offering free conversion. You will be asked to enter the figures before hitting “Submit” or “Convert”. In no time, you will receive the result you wanted.

Although using high tech conversion methods is convenient, it will be of no use if your mobile phone does not support phone apps or if your computer is not connected to the Internet. That’s why even with the availability of such utilities, you still need to learn the long cut or the formula of converting measurement units. That way, you will be ready for the problem anytime and anywhere you may be.

Vishal Gaikar

Vishal Gaikar

Vishal Gaikar is a professional blogger from Pune, India. He is Software Engineer, Web Addicted. At Shake the Tech, he writes on Technology, Gadgets & so on. Follow me @vishal

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