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An adult human foot is about 28 centimetres long.

To help compare different orders of magnitude this page lists lengths between 10 centimetres and 100 centimetres (10−1 metre and 1 metre).

Distances shorter than 10 centimetres

Conversions

10 centimetres (abbreviated to 10 cm) is equal to:

Wavelengths

Human-defined scales and structures

  • 10.16 cm = 1.016 dm – 1 hand used in measuring height of horses (4 inches)
  • 12 cm = 1.2 dm – diameter of a Compact Disc (CD) (= 120 mm)
  • 15 cm = 1.5 dm – length of a Bic pen with cap on
  • 22 cm = 2.2 dm – diameter of a typical Association football (soccer ball)
  • 30.48 cm = 3.048 dm – 1 foot (measure)
  • 30 cm = 3 dm – typical school-use ruler length (= 300 mm)
  • 60 cm = 6 dm – standard depth (front to back) of a domestic kitchen worktop in Europe (= 600 mm)
  • 90 cm = 9 dm – average length of a rapier, a fencing sword[1]
  • 91.44 cm = 9.144 dm – one yard (measure)

Nature

Distances 1 metre or longer

See also

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 m is an abbreviation of metre; cm of centimetre; dm of decimetre; m2 is short for square metre; m3 is short for cubic metre

References

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  2. Bohun B. Kinloch, Jr. and William H. Scheuner. "Pinus lambertiana". Archived from the original on 8 June 2011. Retrieved June 2011. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>