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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. | Algebra/Trig/Precalculus/Calculus Instructor Can Be Your TutorAlgebra/Trig/Precalculus/Calculus Instru...
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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 College Instructor for Physics TutoringExperienced College Instructor for Physi...
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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.