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Convert Centimetre to Metre

Written by Rahul Lath

Updated on: 24 May 2023

Convert Centimetre to Metre

Convert Centimetre to Metre

Conversion of Centimetre to metre: Centimetres and metres are used to measure the length & distance in the metric system. 

A length of 0.01 centimetres makes a metre. This article will help you to convert centimetre to metre.

Centimeters


cm

Meters


m

What is a Centimetre?

A centimetre is a unit of length that is equal to one-hundredth of a metre in the International System of Standards (SI). It is denoted as ‘cm’ in short.   

Common Usage:

  • Used to measure the length of textbooks.
  • Used to measure the length of pens.
  • Used to measure the length of bottles. 

What is a Metre?

In the International System of Units (SI), a metre is a primary unit of length. It’s denoted by ‘m’ in short.

Common Usage: 

  •  Used to measure the length of a dining table.
  • Used to measure the length of window curtain fabric.
  • Used to measure the length of a room.

How to convert Centimetre to Metre?

To convert centimetre to metre, multiply the required centimetres by 0.01. As 
1 cm = 0.01 m

The formula to convert centimetres to metres is given below:
X Centimetres = X × 0.01 metres
where X is the value in centimetres.

Example of centimetre to Metre conversions

Problem 1: Convert 60 centimetres to metres.
Solution 1: 

Step 1: The given centimetres are 60. 
Step 2: Apply the conversion formula to convert 60 centimetres to metres. 
Step 3: Formula, 
X Centimetres = X × 0.01 metres
Step 4: Substitute the values at the required places. Hence,
60 Centimetres = 60  × 0.01 metres
= 0.6 metres. 
Therefore, 60 centimetres is 0.6 metres. 

Problem 2: Convert 45 centimetres to metres.
Solution 2: 

Step 1: The given centimetres are 45.
Step 2: Apply the conversion formula to convert 45 centimetres to metres. 
Step 3: As mentioned above example, substitute the values at the required places. Hence,
45 centimetres = 45 × 0.01 metres
= 0.45 metres

Problem 3: Convert 500 centimetres to metres. 
Solution 3: 

Step 1: The given centimetres are 500. 
Step 2: Substitute the values at the required places in the formula. 
Step 3: Hence,
500 Centimetres = 0.01 × 500 metres
=   5 metres.
Therefore, 500 centimetres is 5 metres. 

Problem 4: Convert 400 centimetres to metres.
Solution 4: 

Step 1: The given centimetres are 400. 
Step 2: Substitute the values at the required places in the formula. 
Step 3: Hence, 
400 centimetres = 0.01 × 400 metres
=  4 metres. 
Therefore, 400 centimetres is 4 metres.

Problem 5: Convert 950 centimetres to metres. 
Solution 5: 

Step 1: The given centimetres are 950.
Step 2: Substitute the values at the required places in the formula. 
Step 3: Hence,
950 centimetres = 0.01 × 950
= 9.5 metres
Therefore, 950 centimetres is 9.5 metres. 

Centimetre To Metre conversion table

Centimetres (cm)Metres (m)Conversion of centimetres to metres  (cm to m)
1 centimetre to metre0.01 metres1 centimetre is 0.01 metres
2 centimetres to metres0.02 metres2 centimetres is  0.02 metres
3 centimetres to metres0.03 metres3 centimetres is  0.03 metres
4 centimetres to metres0.04 metres4 centimetres is 0.04 metres
5 centimetres to metres0.05 metres5 centimetres is  0.005 metres
6 centimetres to metres0.06 metres6 centimetres is 0.06 metres
7 centimetres to metres0.07 metres7 centimetres is 0.07 metres
8 centimetres to metres0.08 metres8 centimetres is 0.08 metres
9 centimetres to metres0.09 metres9 centimetres is 0.09 metres
10 centimetres to metres0.1 metres10 centimetres is 0.1 metres
11 centimetres to metres0.11 metres11 centimetres is 0.11 metres
12 centimetres to metres0.12 metres12 centimetres is 0.12 metres
13 centimetres to metres0.13 metres13 centimetres is 0.13 metres
14 centimetres to metres0.14 m14 centimetres is 0.14 metres
15 centimetres to metres0.15 metres15 centimetres is 0.15 metres
16 centimetres to metres0.16 metres16 centimetres is 0.16 metres
17centimetres to metres0.17 metres17centimetres is 0.17 metres
18 centimetres to metres0.18 metres18centimetres is 0.18 metres
19 centimetres to metres0.19 metres19 centimetres is 0.19 metres
20 centimetres to metres0.2 metres20 centimetres is 0.2 metres
21 centimetres to metres0.21 metres21 centimetres is 0.21 metres
22 centimetres to metres0.22 metres22 centimetres is 0.22 metres
23 centimetres to metres0.23 metres23 centimetres is 0.23 metres
24 centimetres to metres0.24 metres24 centimetres is 0.24 metres
25 centimetres to metres0.25 metres25 centimetres is 0.25 metres
26 centimetres to metres0.26 metres26 centimetres is 0.26 metres
27 centimetres to metres0.27 metres27 centimetres is 0.27 metres
28 centimetres to metres0.28 metres28 centimetres is 0.28 metres
29 centimetres to metres0.29 metres29 centimetres is 0.29 metres
30 centimetres to metres0.3 metres30 centimetres is 0.3 metres
50 centimetres to metres0.5 metres50centimetres is 0.5 metres
100 centimetres to metres1 metres100 centimetres is 1 metres
200 centimetres to metres2 metres200 centimetres is 2metres
300 centimetres to metres3 metres300 centimetres is 3 metres
400 centimetres to metres4 metres400 centimetres is  4 metres
500 centimetres to metres5 metres500 centimetres is 5 metres
600 centimetres to metres6 metres600 centimetres is 6 metres
700 centimetres to metres7 metres700 centimetres is 7 metres
800 centimetres to metres8 metres800 centimetres is  8 metres
900 centimetres to metres9 metres900 centimetres is 9 metres
1000 centimetres to metres10 metres1000 centimetres is 10 metres

Difference between Centimetre and Metre

Comparison ParametersCentimetreMetre
DefinitionA unit of length that is equal to one-hundredth of a metreA primary unit of length in the SI system.
Symbolcmm
Formula1 cm = 0.01 m1m = 100 cm
UseUsed for measuring the length of textbooks, the length of pens, the length of bottles, etc. They are used for measuring the length of a dining table, the length of window curtain fabric, the length of a room, etc.

FAQs on the conversion of Centimetre to Metre

How do you convert centimetres to metres?
To convert centimetres to metres, multiply the required centimetres by 0.01, as 
1 cm = 0.01 m 
Formula
X Centimetres = X × 0.01 metres
where X is the value in centimetres.

How many cm means 1 metre?
1 cm = 0.01 m 

How do you convert cm to m 5?
To convert centimetres to metres, multiply the required centimetres by 0.01, as 
1 cm = 0.01 m 
Formula
X Centimetres = X × 0.01 metres
Hence,
5 cm = 0.01  × 5
= 0.05 m
Therefore, 5 centimetres is 0.05 metres. 

How do we convert 3 cm to metres?
To convert centimetres to metres, multiply the required centimetres by 0.01, as 
1 cm = 0.01 m 
Formula
X Centimetres = X × 0.01 metres
Hence,
3 cm = 3 × 0.01 m
=  0.03 m
Therefore, 3 centimetres is 0.03 metres.

What is 10 cm less than a Metre?
10 cm is 0.1 m 

Which is bigger cm or m?
Metre is a bigger unit of measurement than centimetre. In the International System of Units (SI), a metre is a primary unit of length. It’s denoted by ‘m’ in short. And a centimetre is a unit of length that is equal to one-hundredth of a metre in the International System of Standards (SI).
It is denoted as ‘cm’ in short.  So, metre (m) is the biggest unit of measurement in comparison to centimetre (cm). 

Convert 20 cm to m.
To convert centimetres to metres, multiply the given value by 0.01, as 
1 cm = 0.01 m 
Formula
X Centimetres = X × 0.01 metres
Hence,
20 cm = 20 × 0.01 m
=  0.2 m
Therefore, 20 centimetres is 0.2 metres.

Convert 100 cm to m.
To convert centimetres to metres, multiply the given value by 0.01, as 
100 cm = 1 m 
Formula
X Centimetres = X × 0.01 metres
Hence,
100 cm = 100 × 0.01 m
=  1 m
Therefore, 100 centimetres is 1 metre.

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References:
SI Base units

Written by by

Rahul Lath

Reviewed by by

Arpit Rankwar

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