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

Convert Centimeters to Millimeters

Convert from centimeters to millimeters with this simple formula:
millimeters = centimeters × 10
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1 Centimeter = 10 Millimeters

Learn How to Convert Centimeters to Millimeters Using our Conversion Formula

Converting a centimeter length measurement to a millimeter measurement involves multiplying your length by the conversion ratio to find the result. A centimeter is equal to 10 millimeters, so to convert simply multiply by 10.

For example, 5cm = (5 × 10) = 50mm.

Our inch fraction calculator can add centimeters and millimeters together and it also automatically converts the results to both imperial and metric values.

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

Millimeter is spelled millimetre internationally, and it is equal in length to .1 centimeters, 1000 micrometers, or 5/127 inch. They are represented by the smallest ticks on most metric rulers. To get a reference point of the size, the thickness of a dime is 1.35mm.

To get an idea of how small a millimeter is, a dime is 1.35mm thick.

Internationally the centimeter is actually spelled centimetre and it's equal to 10 millimeters, .01 meters, or .393701 inches. Metric rulers have 30cm 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

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 millimeters are units used to measure length
Convert Millimeters to Centimeters

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1cm is equal to 0.032808 feet
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1cm is equal to 1.0E-5 kilometers
Convert to Meters Length
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Convert to Micrometers Length
1cm is equal to 10,000 micrometers
Convert to Nanometers Length
1cm is equal to 10,000,000 nanometers

Centimeter Measurements and Equivalent Millimeter Conversions

Common centimeter values converted to the equivalent millimeter value
Centimeters Millimeters Centimeters Millimeters Centimeters Millimeters
1 10 21 210 41 410
2 20 22 220 42 420
3 30 23 230 43 430
4 40 24 240 44 440
5 50 25 250 45 450
6 60 26 260 46 460
7 70 27 270 47 470
8 80 28 280 48 480
9 90 29 290 49 490
10 100 30 300 50 500
11 110 31 310 51 510
12 120 32 320 52 520
13 130 33 330 53 530
14 140 34 340 54 540
15 150 35 350 55 550
16 160 36 360 56 560
17 170 37 370 57 570
18 180 38 380 58 580
19 190 39 390 59 590
20 200 40 400 60 600