Convert Meters to Centimeters – m to cm
Convert meters to centimeters using our calculator below. To do your own conversions, try the meters-to-centimeters formula.
Convert Meters(m) to Centimeters(cm)
Type a value in the Meters(m) field to convert the value to Centimeters(cm):
There are 100 centimeters in a meter. To convert from meters to centimeters, multiply your meters’ value by 100.
Centimeters = meters x 100
Reference the table below for the most common meters to centimeters conversions.
|Meters [m]||Centimeters [cm]|
|0.9 m||90 cm|
|1 m||100 cm|
|1.2 m||120 cm|
|1.25 m||125 cm|
|1.4 m||140 cm|
|1.57 m||157 cm|
|1.6 m||160 cm|
|1.68 m||168 cm|
|1.72 m||172 cm|
|1.75 m||175 cm|
|2 m||200 cm|
|2.05 m||205 cm|
|2.25 m||225 cm|
|2.4 m||240 cm|
|3 m||300 cm|
|3.2 m||320 cm|
|3.5 m||350 cm|
|4 m||400 cm|
|4.3 m||430 cm|
|5 m||500 cm|
|5.3 m||530 cm|
|6.3 m||630 cm|
|8.6 m||860 cm|
|9 m||900 cm|
|9.2 m||920 cm|
|10 m||1000 cm|
|10.43 m||1043 cm|
|12 m||1200 cm|
|17 m||1700 cm|
|18 m||1800 cm|
|20 m||2000 cm|
|24 m||2400 cm|
|45 m||4500 cm|
|100 m||10000 cm|
|125 m||12500 cm|
|150 m||15000 cm|
|200 m||20000 cm|
Meter and Centimeter Facts
The meter (m) and centimeter (cm) are both SI units from the metric system. A considerable benefit of the metric system is easy conversions. There are seven base units within this system and a series of prefixes for smaller and larger measures.
The meter is a base unit. While its original use dates back to 1543, today’s definition is different. Redefined in 1983, a meter is the length of a path light travels in a vacuum during an interval of 1/299,792,458 of a second.
Centi is a prefix meaning one-hundredth. Therefore a centimeter is a 100th of a meter. To convert from centimeters to meters, divide your centimeters’ value by 100.
- The meter and centimeter both measure distance.
- Square meters and square centimeters measure area.
- Cubic meters and cubic centimeters measure volume.
Example: Converting from Meters to Centimeters
If you’ve measured your height at 1.6 meters but want to convert that to centimeters, multiply by 100.
Centimeters = 1.6 meters x 100
160 centimeters = 1.6 meters
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)FAQ
What’s the formula to convert cubic meters to cubic centimeters?
To convert cubic meters to cubic centimeters, multiply your meters’ value by 1,000,000. For example, 20 cubic meters is equivalent to 20,000,000 cubic centimeters.
What’s the formula to convert square meters to square centimeters?
To convert square meters to square centimeters, multiply your square meters’ value by 10,000. For example, 108 square meters is equivalent to 1,800,000 square centimeters.
Is a meter bigger than a centimeter?
A meter is 100 times larger than a centimeter.
Is a centimeter the same size as an inch?
An inch is 2.54 times longer than a centimeter. An inch is a United States Customary System unit, while cm is from the metric system.
How does the decimeter relate to the meter and centimeter?
Deci is a prefix meaning tenth. A decimeter is one-tenth of a meter. It’s also equivalent to ten centimeters.
What are the most common prefixes for the meter?
While there are many prefixes for the meter, some of the most common include the millimeter (one-thousandth of a meter), centimeter (one-hundredth of a meter), decimeter (one-tenth of a meter), and kilometer (1,000 meters).