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# when a measurement in inches is converted to centimeters will the number of centimeters be greater or less than the number in inches

its a math question i dont get

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Michael J. | Effective High School STEM Tutor & CUNY Math Peer LeaderEffective High School STEM Tutor & CUNY ...
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1 in = 2.54 cm

In this conversion factor, which side has the larger number?  Inch side or centimeter side?

Kenneth S. | Expert Help in Algebra/Trig/(Pre)calculus to Guarantee Success in 2018Expert Help in Algebra/Trig/(Pre)calculu...
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1 inch = 2.54cm
This alone shows you that the NUMBER of cm units will always be greater than the number of inches, for a given measurement.

Arturo O. | Experienced Physics Teacher for Physics TutoringExperienced Physics Teacher for Physics ...
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When converting from a larger to a smaller unit, you will always have more of the smaller units.  When converting from a smaller to a larger unit, you will always have fewer of the larger units.  A centimeter is smaller than an inch, so a given length will have more centimeters than inches.