How many cm in 1 pouce?
The answer is 2.54.

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The SI base unit for **length** is the metre.

1 metre is equal to 100 cm, or 39.3700787402 pouce.

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A centimetre (American spelling centimeter, symbol cm) is a unit of length that is equal to one hundreth of a metre, the current SI base unit of length. A centimetre is part of a metric system. It is the base unit in the centimetre-gram-second system of units. A corresponding unit of area is the square centimetre. A corresponding unit of volume is the cubic centimetre.

The centimetre is a now a non-standard factor, in that factors of 10^{3} are often preferred. However, it is practical unit of length for many everyday measurements. A centimetre is approximately the width of the fingernail of an adult person.

The pouce is a French "inch" unit. The modern definition from the international standard of units is that 1 inch = 2.54 cm or 1 pouce = 25.4 mm. The word pouce means "thumb" in French. In past history, it was equal to 1/12 pied. Based on the pied de roi, the historical pouce was equal to about 1.066 inches or 2.707 centimeters.

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