# Convert centimeters to meters

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centimeters (cm)
1 centimeters = 0.01 meters

## Precise decimal and fraction answers

The conversion in meters rounded to six significant decimal places is 1 cm = 0.0100000 m. The precise fraction answer is 1/100 m.

### Decimal Precision

Conversion from one to ten decimal places

• 1 cm = 0.01 m
• 1 cm = 0.010 m
• 1 cm = 0.0100 m
• 1 cm = 0.01000 m
• 1 cm = 0.010000 m
• 1 cm = 0.0100000 m
• 1 cm = 0.01000000 m
• 1 cm = 0.010000000 m
• 1 cm = 0.0100000000 m
• 1 cm = 0.01000000000 m

## How many meters are in a centimeter?

There are 0.01 meters in one centimeter. A centimeter is 1.00% of a meter. A meter is 9,900% longer than one centimeter.

## Centimeters to meters conversion factor and formulas

Formula

The conversion factor between centimeters and meters is 100. This represents the ratio of centimeters per one meter. To calculate the value in meters, we can either divide by the conversion factor or multiply by its inverse.

### Division

To convert from centimeters to meters, divide centimeters by 100.
The formula is expressed as:
cm ÷ 100 = m

### Multiplication

Alternatively we can multiply by the inverse conversion factor to get the same result.
The inverse of 100 is 1/100 or 0.01. To convert from centimeters to meters, multiply centimeters by 0.01.
The formula is expressed as:
cm × 0.01 = m

A conversion from centimeters to meters are units within in the metric (SI) or SI compatible systems.

SI Unit

Within the SI (metric) system of measurement, the centimeter is officially defined as one hundredth (1/100) of a meter. It is commonly used as measurement from shorter lengths. Internationally it is spelled 'centimetre' whereas the U.S. spells it 'centimeter'. The symbol for centimeters is cm.

SI Unit

The meter is the primary unit for measurement of length within the metric (SI) system of measure. It is officially defined as the distance which light travels in 1/299,792,458th of a second in a vacuum. Internationally the meter is usually spelled 'metre', however the prevalent spelling in the United States is 'meter'. Its symbol is the lower case letter m. The meter is the base unit for deriving all other SI units of length eg. kilometer (1,000 meters).

## Reverse this conversion

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## 1 centimeters to other length units

### Metric

• 1 cm = 1×10-5 km
• 1 cm = 0.01 m
• 1 cm = 0.1 dm
• 1 cm = 1 cm
• 1 cm = 10 mm
• 1 cm = 10,000 µ
• 1 cm = 1×107 nm

### Imperial/U.S.

• 1 cm = 6.214×10-6 mi
• 1 cm = 0.011 yd
• 1 cm = 0.033 ft
• 1 cm = 0.394 in

## References and Citations

1. International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM) The International System of Units (SI)

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 0.1 m
cm m
20 cm 0.2 m
30 cm 0.3 m
40 cm 0.4 m
50 cm 0.5 m
60 cm 0.6 m
70 cm 0.7 m
80 cm 0.8 m
90 cm 0.9 m
100 cm 1 m
1,000 cm 10 m