Here is how to convert 5 mm to inches. We will give you the fractional answer, the decimal answer, and illustrate the answer on our tape measure.
One millimeter is equal to 5/127 inches, and 5 as a fraction is 5/1. Therefore, to get the fractional answer to 5 mm in inches, we multiply 5/1 by 5/127 and simplify if necessary.
cm × 5/127 = inches
5/1 × 5/127 = inches
5/1 × 5/127 = 25/127
5/1 mm = 25/127 inches
5 mm = 25/127 inches
As promised above, we also have the answer to 5 mm in inches in decimal form. Although the fractional answer above is exact, the decimal answer may be rounded if necessary:
25/127 ≈ 0.196850393700787
25/127 ≈ 0.19685
5 mm ≈ 0.19685 inches
Our image below shows 5 mm on a tape measure. The top row of the tape measure is inches, and each mark on the bottom row is 1 millimeter (10 millimeter marks equal 1 centimeter).
As you can see, we drew a red line where 5 mm and 0.19685 inches meet on the measuring tape.
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