15.5 cm to inches

To convert 15.5 cm to inches, you can use the following steps:

1. Know the conversion factor: 1 inch is equal to 2.54 cm.
2. Set up the conversion equation:
15.5 cm x (1 inch / 2.54 cm)
3. Solve the equation:
15.5 / 2.54 = 6.102 inches

Therefore, 15.5 cm is equal to 6.102 inches.

Real-life example:
If you have a ruler that measures in centimeters and you want to know how many inches a 15.5 cm object is, you can use the conversion factor to find out that it is approximately 6.102 inches long.

1. Why do we need to convert units?
Converting units allows us to easily compare measurements and work with different systems of measurement.

2. Can I convert any unit to another unit using the same method?
Yes, as long as you know the conversion factor between the two units, you can use the same method to convert them.

3. Is there a shortcut to convert units without using the conversion factor?
There are online converters and apps that can quickly convert units for you, but understanding the conversion factor and method can be helpful for manual calculations.

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