Meters to centimeters (m to cm) converter Explained

By Last updated: June 21, 2023

Meter to Centimeter Converter

How to convert from meters to centimeters?

To convert a distance or length from meters (m) to centimeters (cm), follow the simple steps below:

  1. Write down the length value in meters (m).
  2. Multiply it by the value of a meter-to-centimeter conversion factor: 100.
  3. The result from multiplication is the value of the length or distance in centimeters or cm.

Meters to centimeters formula

Here is the equation to find the length or distance in centimeters (cm) when knowing the n-meters (m): n (m) = n × 100 (cm).

$$n\ \text{meters}= n \times 100\ \text{centimeters}$$

Or remember the conversion factor: 1 m = 100 cm.

$$1\ m = 100\ cm$$


How to convert 1.72 meters to centimeters?

Write down 1.72 meters and multiply it by the meter-to-centimeter conversion factor of 100 to get centimeters:

$1.72\ m = 1.72 \times 100 = 172\ cm$

So 1.72 meters is equal to 172 centimeters or 172 cm.

How to convert 5 meters to centimeters?

Write down 5 meters and multiply it by 100 to get centimeters:

$5\ m = 5 \times 100 = 500\ cm$

So 5 meters is equal to 500 centimeters or 500 cm.

Alternatively, you can use our calculator by entering the number 5 into the meter box, and you will instantly get the length in centimeters, in this case, 500 cm.

Convert 5 meters to centimeters with our m to cm calculator app.
Convert 5 meters to centimeters with our calculator app.

Meters to centimeters table

Here is a conversion table from meters (m) to centimeters (cm) valued from 1 to 10,000. Use the table for a quick reference and remember it for everyday use.

Meters (m)Centimeters (cm)
1 m100 cm
2 m200 cm
3 m300 cm
4 m400 cm
5 m500 cm
6 m600 cm
7 m700 cm
8 m800 cm
9 m900 cm
10 m1,000 cm
20 m2,000 cm
30 m3,000 cm
40 m4,000 cm
50 m5,000 cm
60 m6,000 cm
70 m7,000 cm
80 m8,000 cm
90 m9,000 cm
100 m10,000 cm
200 m20,000 cm
300 m30,000 cm
400 m40,000 cm
500 m50,000 cm
600 m60,000 cm
700 m70,000 cm
800 m80,000 cm
900 m90,000 cm
1,000 m100,000 cm
2,000 m200,000 cm
3,000 m300,000 cm
4,000 m400,000 cm
5,000 m500,000 cm
6,000 m600,000 cm
7,000 m700,000 cm
8,000 m800,000 cm
9,000 m900,000 cm
10,000 m1,000,000 cm


How many meters are there in a centimeter?

There are 0.01 or $\frac{1}{100}$ meters in a centimeter. Centi- or c- is an official SI prefix denoting multiplication by 0.01 or 10-2.

Is meters or centimeters bigger?

A centimeter is a hundred times smaller than a meter. The meter is the base unit of metric length in the International System of Units (SI), while a centimeter equals 0.01 meters.

Meter to Centimeter Converter

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About this app

The Meter to centimeter (m to cm) converter is a simple tool for converting length or distance from meter (m) to centimeter (cm) with an additional saving feature that allows you to keep track of multiple conversions for comparison.

App availability

You can use the calculator for free as a PWA web app online or install it locally on any modern operating system, including Android, iOS, Windows 11/10, and macOS.

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