Step 1: Understand the conversion factor

In order to convert 2 inches to centimeters, we need to know the conversion factor. The conversion factor between inches and centimeters is 1 inch = 2.54 centimeters.

Step 2: Write out the conversion formula

We can write the conversion formula as: centimeters = inches x 2.54

Step 3: Plug in the given value

Now, we need to plug in the given value, which is 2 inches. So the formula becomes: centimeters = 2 inches x 2.54

Step 4: Perform the multiplication

Using a calculator, multiply 2 inches by 2.54. The result is 5.08 centimeters.

Step 5: Round off the answer (optional)

If you need to round off the answer, you can do so according to the desired level of precision. In this case, we can round off the answer to 2 decimal places, making the final answer 5.08 centimeters.

Step 6: Write out the final answer

The final answer is 5.08 centimeters. You can write it out as “2 inches is equal to 5.08 centimeters.”

Step 7: Double-check your answer

As with any mathematical calculation, it is always a good idea to double-check your answer to make sure it is correct. You can do this by using a different conversion formula or by using an online unit converter.

Congratulations, you have successfully converted 2 inches to centimeters following these simple steps. Remember, practice makes perfect, so keep practicing your unit conversions to become a mathematics expert like me!