Meters to Centimeters Converter

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

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How many Centimeters equal one Meter?

Centimeters and Meters are basic metric units of dimension, length and height. It is accepted that the symbol for centimeters is cm, and m is for meters. One meter is equal to 100 centimeters, or to put it otherwise – a centimeter is one-hundredth of a meter.

Centimeters and meters are used throughout the world as measuring units, with the exception of countries that use the imperial system, such as the United States.

Difference between Meters and Centimeters

The meter and the centimeter are units of length, both based on precise mathematical calculations. They differ in scale and in purpose – usually, depending on the object, measurements will be done using the unit that will help us find the more exact result.

Historically, the first definition of the meter came about in 1793 – 1/10,000,000 of the distance between the equator and the North Pole. The meter was redefined last in 1983 as being equal to the distance light travels in 1/299,792,458 seconds in a vacuum. Today, according to the International System of Units (SI), it is the basic measurement unit.

The centimeter is roughly determined to be equal to the width of an average person’s fingernail. The prefix ‘centi’ is derived from Latin and means one-hundred. According to the SI, ‘centi’ is a factor of 1/100 magnitude. The centimeter is a unit largely used in everyday practice – when taking measurements for clothes, or when making conversions from map scale to real-world dimensions.

How to convert Meters to Centimeters

Knowing that a meter is equal to 100 centimeters, we work out the equation:

m x 100 = cm.

An easy way to do the math is moving the decimal point 2 places to the right.

Meters to cm conversion example

Sample task: convert 2 meters to centimeters. Solution:

Formula:
m * 100 = ft
Calculation:
2 m * 100 = 200 ft
End result:
2 m is equal to 200 ft

Meters to cm conversion table

m to ft conversion table
m ft
1 m 100 ft
2 m 200 ft
3 m 300 ft
4 m 400 ft
5 m 500 ft
6 m 600 ft
7 m 700 ft
8 m 800 ft
9 m 900 ft
10 m 1,000 ft
20 m 2,000 ft
30 m 3,000 ft
40 m 4,000 ft
50 m 5,000 ft
60 m 6,000 ft
70 m 7,000 ft
80 m 8,000 ft
90 m 9,000 ft
100 m 10,000 ft
200 m 20,000 ft
300 m 30,000 ft
400 m 40,000 ft
500 m 50,000 ft
600 m 60,000 ft
700 m 70,000 ft
800 m 80,000 ft
900 m 90,000 ft
1,000 m 100,000 ft

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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