# Convert meters to centimeters

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meters (m)
1 meters = 100 centimeters

## Precise decimal and fraction answers

The conversion in centimeters rounded to six significant decimal places is 1 m = 100.000000 cm. The precise fraction answer is 100 0/1 cm.

### Decimal Precision

Conversion from one to ten decimal places

• 1 m = 100.0 cm
• 1 m = 100.00 cm
• 1 m = 100.000 cm
• 1 m = 100.0000 cm
• 1 m = 100.00000 cm
• 1 m = 100.000000 cm
• 1 m = 100.0000000 cm
• 1 m = 100.00000000 cm
• 1 m = 100.000000000 cm
• 1 m = 100.0000000000 cm

## How many centimeters are in a meter?

There are 100 centimeters in one meter. A meter is 100 times longer than a centimeter. A centimeter is 1.00% of a meter

## Meters to centimeters conversion factor and formulas

Formula

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

### Multiplication

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

### Division

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

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

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).

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.

## Reverse this conversion

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## 1 meters to other length units

### Metric

• 1 m = 0.001 km
• 1 m = 1 m
• 1 m = 10 dm
• 1 m = 100 cm
• 1 m = 1,000 mm
• 1 m = 1,000,000 µ
• 1 m = 1×109 nm

### Imperial/U.S.

• 1 m = 6.214×10-4 mi
• 1 m = 1.094 yd
• 1 m = 3.281 ft
• 1 m = 39.37 in

## References and Citations

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

## Meters to centimeters conversion table

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