An inch is 2.54 centimeters. This means that three centimeters is just over an inch. It is actually 1.17 inches

You will also need to know how many inches are in 1 centimeter in order to arrive at the correct answer. For every centimeter you have .39 inches. This is a rounded number.

- Conversion Information

You will also need to know how many inches are in 1 centimeter in order to arrive at the correct answer. For every centimeter you have .39 inches. This is a rounded number.

- Three Centimeters

The question has asked how many inches is three centimeters. To arrive at this concrete answer one must know how many centimeters it takes to make an inch. The answer is 2.54 centimeters. So, if you have 3 centimeters, it means you have a bit more than an inch. Let us do the calculation here for you to see.

Now that you know how many inches are in one centimeter, you can determine how many inches are 3cm. Take 3x.39; this equals 1.17. This means that in three centimeters you have 1.17 inches.

You now know how many three centimeters is in an inch. You have also been given more information such as how many centimeters are in an inch and how many inches are in a centimeter. If you can remember these two numbers 2.54 and .39 as centimeters and inches respectively then you can always figure out how many inches or how many centimeters you have if you are going from centimeters or inches. As long as you remember those numbers, the calculation will always be easy whether it is multiplication or division to arrive at the answer.