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# Convert Centimetre to Metre

Written by Rahul Lath

Updated on: 24 May 2023

### Convert Centimetre to Metre

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

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.

## 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.

References:
SI Base units

Written by by

Rahul Lath

Reviewed by by

Arpit Rankwar

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