How the Converter Works:

Input Whole Number (Optional): Enter the whole number part of your measurement in inches (for example, 4 inches). If your measurement does not have a whole number, you can leave this field blank or enter 0.

Input Fraction (Optional): If your measurement includes a fractional part, you can input the fraction by entering the numerator and denominator (for example, 3/6). If there is no fraction, you can leave these fields blank.

Calculate: The calculator converts the mixed fraction to a decimal value, then multiplies it by 2.54 (since 1 inch = 2.54 cm) to get the equivalent measurement in centimeters.

Result: The result is displayed both as a decimal in centimeters and as a detailed stepbystep explanation of the calculation.
Formula:
To convert inches to centimeters, the formula is:
$\text{Centimeters} = \text{Inches} \times 2.54$
Where:
 Inches is the sum of the whole number and fraction (if applicable).
 2.54 is the conversion factor from inches to centimeters.
Example:
Suppose you want to convert 4 3/6 inches to centimeters:

Step 1: Convert the mixed fraction to a decimal:
$4 + \frac{3}{6} = 4.5 \text{ inches}$ 
Step 2: Use the conversion formula to convert inches to centimeters:
$4.5 \times 2.54 = 11.43 \text{ cm}$
Thus, 4 3/6 inches = 11.43 cm.
Another Example:
If you input 3 1/4 inches:

Step 1: Convert the fraction:
$3 + \frac{1}{4} = 3.25 \text{ inches}$ 
Step 2: Convert to centimeters:
$3.25 \times 2.54 = 8.255 \text{ cm}$
So, 3 1/4 inches = 8.26 cm (rounded to 2 decimal places).