# Convert 500 cm to in

In this article I will show you how to convert 500 centimeters into inches. Throughout the explanation below I might also call it 500 cm to in. They are the same thing!

## How to Convert Centimeters to Inches

A centimeter is smaller than a inch. I know that a cm is smaller than a in because of something called conversion factors.

Put very simply, a conversion factor is a number that can be used to change one set of units to another, by multiplying or dividing it. So when we need to convert 500 centimeters into inches, we use a conversion factor to get the answer.

The conversion factor for cm to in is:

1 cm = 0.39370078740157 in

Now that we know what the conversion factor is, we can easily calculate the conversion of 500 cm to in by multiplying `0.39370078740157` by the number of centimeters we have, which is 500.

500 x 0.39370078740157 = 196.85039370079 in

So, the answer to the question "what is 500 centimeters in inches?" is 196.85039370079 in.

## Centimeters to Inches Conversion Table

Below is a sample conversion table for cm to in:

Centimeters (cm) Inches (in)
0.010
0.10.04
10.39
20.79
31.18
51.97
103.94
207.87
5019.69
10039.37
1000393.7

## Best Conversion Unit for 500 cm

Sometimes when you work with conversions from one unit to another, the numbers can get a little confusing. Especially when dealing with really large numbers.

I've also calculated what the best unit of measurement is for 500 cm.

To determine which unit is best, I decided to define that as being the unit of measurement which is as low as possible, without going below 1. Smaller numbers are more easily understood and can make it easier for you to understand the measurement.

The best unit of measurement I have found for 500 cm is fathoms and the amount is 2.7340332458443 fm.