Convert Centimeters to Meters

Enter the length in centimeters below to get the value converted to meters.

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1 cm = 0.01 m

How to Convert Centimeters to Meters

Tape measures can be used to measure units of length, and a calculator can be used to convert to another unit

Convert centimeters to meters with this simple formula:

meters = centimeters × 0.01

Converting a centimeter length measurement to a meter measurement involves multiplying the length by the conversion ratio to find the result. One centimeter is equal to 0.01 meters, so to convert simply multiply by 0.01.

For example, here's how to convert 5 centimeters to meters using the formula above.
5 cm = (5 × 0.01) = 0.05 m

Our inch fraction calculator can add centimeters and meters together and it also automatically converts the results to US customary, imperial and SI metric values.

Centimeters and meters are both units used to measure length. Learn more about length and find more length measurement conversion calculators. Centimeters are a metric measurement and can be abbreviated as cm, for example 1 cm. Meters are a metric measurement and can be abbreviated as m, for example 1 m. Learn more about the metric system, including the common unit prefixes and how to convert between metric units.

Internationally the centimeter is actually spelled centimetre and it's equal to 10 millimeters, .01 meters, or .393701 inches. Metric rulers have 30 cm and they are the larger measurement. A standard pencil is just about 1cm thick, and can be used to get a rough idea of the size of a centimeter.

A pencil is just about 1cm thick and is a good reference point for a centimeter's actual size

The meter is the primary unit of length in the metric system. It's equal to 100 centimeters or 39.37 inches. Internationally it is actually spelled metre. It was first defined 1793 as 1/10,000,000 the length from the equator to the North Pole. The current definition of a meter, adopted in 1983, is the distance light travels in 1/299,792,458 seconds and was adopted to in 1983.

We recommend using a ruler or tape measure for measuring length, which can be found at a local retailer or home center. Rulers are available in imperial, metric, or combination with both values, so make sure you get the correct type for your needs. If you need a ruler you can also download and print our free printable rulers which include both imperial and metric measurements.

centimeters and meters are units used to measure length
Convert Meters to Centimeters

Centimeter Measurements and Equivalent Meter Conversions

Common centimeter values converted to the equivalent meter value
Centimeters Meters
1 cm 0.01 m
2 cm 0.02 m
3 cm 0.03 m
4 cm 0.04 m
5 cm 0.05 m
6 cm 0.06 m
7 cm 0.07 m
8 cm 0.08 m
9 cm 0.09 m
10 cm 0.1 m
11 cm 0.11 m
12 cm 0.12 m
13 cm 0.13 m
14 cm 0.14 m
15 cm 0.15 m
16 cm 0.16 m
17 cm 0.17 m
18 cm 0.18 m
19 cm 0.19 m
20 cm 0.2 m
21 cm 0.21 m
22 cm 0.22 m
23 cm 0.23 m
24 cm 0.24 m
25 cm 0.25 m
26 cm 0.26 m
27 cm 0.27 m
28 cm 0.28 m
29 cm 0.29 m
30 cm 0.3 m
31 cm 0.31 m
32 cm 0.32 m
33 cm 0.33 m
34 cm 0.34 m
35 cm 0.35 m
36 cm 0.36 m
37 cm 0.37 m
38 cm 0.38 m
39 cm 0.39 m
40 cm 0.4 m

More Centimeter Length Conversions

US Customary & Imperial Units
Convert to Miles
1 cm is equal to 6.2137E-6 miles
Convert to Yards
1 cm is equal to 0.010936 yards
Convert to Feet
1 cm is equal to 0.032808 feet
Convert to Inches
1 cm is equal to 0.393701 inches
SI Units
Convert to Kilometers
1 cm is equal to 1.0E-5 kilometers
Convert to Millimeters
1 cm is equal to 10 millimeters
Convert to Micrometers
1 cm is equal to 10,000 micrometers
Convert to Nanometers
1 cm is equal to 10,000,000 nanometers