16.5cm to inches

To convert 16.5cm to inches, you can use the following steps:

1. Know the conversion factor: 1 inch is equal to 2.54 centimeters.

2. Set up the conversion equation:
16.5 cm * (1 inch / 2.54 cm)

3. Solve the equation:
16.5 / 2.54 = 6.4961 inches

Therefore, 16.5cm is equal to approximately 6.5 inches.

Real-life example:
If you have a ruler that measures in centimeters and you want to know how many inches a 16.5cm object is, you can use the conversion factor to find out that it is approximately 6.5 inches long.

1. Why do we need to convert units?
Converting units allows us to easily compare measurements in different systems and use them in different contexts.

2. Can I convert units without knowing the conversion factor?
It is recommended to know the conversion factor to accurately convert units, but there are also online converters available for quick conversions.

3. Is there a shortcut to convert units?
One shortcut is to remember that 1 inch is approximately equal to 2.54 centimeters, which can help you estimate conversions quickly.

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