Centimeters to Meters Converter

Use this converter to easily convert between Centimeters and Meters (cm to m).

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How many Centimeters equal one Meter?

Centimeters and meters are the fundamental units of measurement adopted by the metric system and a centimeter is 0.01 of a meter, therefore a meter is equal to 100 centimeters. The universally accepted symbol for meter is m, and for centimeter is cm, so there are 100 cm in 1 m.

Difference between Centimeters and Meters

The centimeter and the meter find practical applications throughout the world in measuring length and defining dimensions. Exception make the United States where imperial units are used.

As we already know, there are 100 cm in 1 m. According to the International System of Units (SI), "centi" is a factor of 1/100 magnitude. The centimeter is used for conversions from map dimensions to real-world scale, or when taking someone’s measures, for example. It is thought to be the width of the fingernail of an average person.

The meter was first defined in 1793 by the French Republic as 1/10,000,000 of the distance from the North Pole to the equator through Paris. Nowadays, it is the basic measurement unit as established by the SI. Its latest definition dates from 1983 when it was determined to be equal to the distance light travels in a vacuum in 1/299,792,458 of a second.

How to convert Centimeters to Meters

In order to transforms centimeters to meters, all we need to do is use this simple formula:

cm / 100 = m.

Another way to do the math is simply shift the decimal point two places to the left.

Cm to m conversion example

Sample task: convert 250 cm to meters. Solution:

Formula:
cm / 100 = m
Calculation:
250 cm / 100 = 2.50 m
End result:
250 cm is equal to 2.50 m

cm to m conversion table

cm to m conversion table
cm m
1 cm 0.01 m
2 cm 0.02 m
3 cm 0.03 m
4 cm 0.04 m
5 cm 0.05 m
6 cm 0.06 m
7 cm 0.07 m
8 cm 0.08 m
9 cm 0.09 m
10 cm 0.10 m
20 cm 0.20 m
30 cm 0.30 m
40 cm 0.40 m
50 cm 0.50 m
60 cm 0.60 m
70 cm 0.70 m
80 cm 0.80 m
90 cm 0.90 m
100 cm 1 m
200 cm 2 m
300 cm 3 m
400 cm 4 m
500 cm 5 m
600 cm 6 m
700 cm 7 m
800 cm 8 m
900 cm 9 m
1,000 cm 10 m

References:

[1] NIST Special Publication 330 (2008) - "The International System of Units (SI)", edited by Barry N.Taylor and Ambler Thompson

[2] International Organization for Standardization (1993). ISO Standards Handbook: Quantities and units (3rd edition). Geneva: ISO. ISBN 92-67-10185-4.

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