## How to convert from meters to centimeters?

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

- Write down the length value in
**meters (m)**. **Multiply**it by the value of a meter-to-centimeter conversion factor:**100**.- 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).

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

## Examples

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:

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:

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.

## 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 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 |

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 |

200 m | 20,000 cm |

300 m | 30,000 cm |

400 m | 40,000 cm |

500 m | 50,000 cm |

600 m | 60,000 cm |

700 m | 70,000 cm |

800 m | 80,000 cm |

900 m | 90,000 cm |

1,000 m | 100,000 cm |

2,000 m | 200,000 cm |

3,000 m | 300,000 cm |

4,000 m | 400,000 cm |

5,000 m | 500,000 cm |

6,000 m | 600,000 cm |

7,000 m | 700,000 cm |

8,000 m | 800,000 cm |

9,000 m | 900,000 cm |

10,000 m | 1,000,000 cm |

## FAQs

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.