To convert 17 cm to inches, we must first understand the conversion factor between these units. 1 inch is equal to 2.54 cm, which means that 1 cm is equal to 0.3937 inches. To convert cm to inches, we simply multiply the number of cm by the conversion factor.

Step 1: Write down the given value in cm.

17 cm

Step 2: Multiply the given value by the conversion factor.

17 cm x 0.3937 inches/cm = 6.6929 inches

Step 3: Round the result to the nearest hundredth.

Since the result has more digits after the decimal point, we can round it to the nearest hundredth to make it easier to read and work with.

6.6929 inches becomes 6.69 inches

Step 4: Write the final answer with the correct unit.

The final answer is 6.69 inches.

Therefore, 17 cm is equal to 6.69 inches. Remember to always check your work and unit labeling to ensure accuracy in your conversions.