British imperial units vs metric system
A measurement system used in the United Kingdom and former British colonies is called imperial units. The system of weights and measures came to United States from the Great Britain with the first settlers. Despite the fact that in the 20th century, a much more logical and easier-to-use system of measures began to spread all over the world – the metric system created in France in 1790, the United States never decided to adopt it. In 1975, under the presidency of Gerald R. Ford, US Congress passed the Metric Conversion Act, a law providing for a gradual and voluntary transition to the metric system to unify the US measurement system with that used by the rest of the world. The voluntary condition meant that the transition to meters and kilograms received a slight response from the American public.
How many inches?
If we want to convert 98 cm in inches we should first provide basic values definitions and present basic formula for conversions.
One inch is equal to 0.08333 feet
1 feet (foot) = 12 inches
1 inch = 0.02777 yard
1 yard = 36 inches
1 inch = 0.000015782828283 mile
1 mile = 63360 inches
Metric equivalent – how centimeter conversion can be done
For metric units we can use conversion factor. That units are the decimal system which means that units can be calculated from another ones. We may say that it’s easier to answer how many centimeters are in other metric values than to answer how many inches are in other imperial units. Let’s check below converter.
1 meter is equal 100 centimeters (cm)
1 cm = 0.01 m
1 cm = 10 mm
1 m = 1000 mm
1 cm = 0.00001 km
1 m = 0.001 km
1 km = 100000 cm
Basing on that basic formulas, we can convert 98 cm to other metric units.
98 centimeters (cm) to meter = 98 : 100 = 0.98 m
98 centimeters (cm) to mm = 98 x 10 = 980 mm
98 centimeters (cm) to km = 98 : 100000 = 0.00098 km
As presented length of 98 cm was easily converted to any other metric unit. Using appropriate conversion factor by dividing or multiplication we were able to calculate correct values. Now we will try to convert 98 cm to inches.
How to convert 98 cm to inches?
To convert 98 cm in inches we should first present some simple inch converter logic, that can be applied not only for 98 cm to inches conversions but also many other inches to centimeters calculations.
1 centimeter (cm) = 0.3937007874 inches
5 cm = 1.968503937 inches
10 cm = 3.937007874 inches
20 cm = 7.874015748 inches
50 cm = 19.68503937 inches
100 cm = 39.37007874 inches
98 cm to inches = 100 cm to inches – 2 cm to inches = 39.37007874 inches – 0.7874015748 inches = 38.582677165 inches (equivalent of 38.58 inches can be also used in this conversion)
To sum up. The corresponding value to 98 cm is equal 38.58 inches.
How to choose the size of clothes for children? – Centimeters measurement
It is difficult to unequivocally answer the question of what size fits a child at the age of 7 weeks or 6 months, because it is not age that is the most important in this case, but height and body structure. First of all, clothes for a child should be comfortable – this is the main rule that should be followed when choosing children’s clothes and deciding on their size. We buy clothes for a newborn before the baby is born, which means that we are not sure about its height and weight. For toddlers in the first year of life, sizes from 56 to 80 are usually intended, although you should always remember that each toddler develops differently. To correctly choose the size of your baby clothes, it’s best to start by checking the size chart. Below we present the most universal one, but before buying clothes from a specific company, it is worth finding out if the manufacturer does not use its own size, other than the standard one.
For example, for 3-month baby, the size of cloths should be around 62 cm. For 6-month baby it should be around 68 cm. For one year old baby clothes size should be 80 cm, for 2-years old child size of the clothes should be 92 cm and for 3-years old child, size of the clothes should be 98 cm. This is the average size, for example for 98 cm clothes, we assume that a baby is 92-97 cm tall.
Not only length measurement impacted
In this article we focused on inches and centimeters mainly. Our main goal was to convert 98 cm to inches. The other difference that may be a topic for another article is temperature measuring in Europe and in USA. For Fahrenheit and Celsius degrees conversion method can be presented. Fortunately it’s possible to check that conversions online and also in our mobiles as we can have the temperature provided either in Fahrenheit or in Celsius degrees.