Micrometers to Centimeters Conversion

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1 µm = 0.0001 cm

How to Convert Micrometers to Centimeters

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

To convert a micrometer measurement to a centimeter measurement, divide the length by the conversion ratio. One centimeter is equal to 10,000 micrometers, so use this simple formula to convert:

centimeters = micrometers ÷ 10,000

The length in centimeters is equal to the micrometers divided by 10,000.

For example, here's how to convert 50,000 micrometers to centimeters using the formula above.
50,000 µm = (50,000 ÷ 10,000) = 5 cm

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

Micrometers and centimeters are both units used to measure length. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

Micrometers

One micrometer is equal to one-millionth (1/1,000,000) of a meter, which is defined as the distance light travels in a vacuum in a 1/299,792,458 second time interval.

The micrometer, or micrometre, is a multiple of the meter, which is the SI base unit for length. In the metric system, "micro" is the prefix for 10-6. A micrometer is sometimes also referred to as a micron. Micrometers can be abbreviated as µm; for example, 1 micrometer can be written as 1 µm.

To get an idea of the actual physical length of a micrometer, one human hair is 40-50 µm thick, demonstrating how small this unit of measure is.

Centimeters

One centimeter is equal to one-hundredth (1/100) of a meter, which is defined as the distance light travels in a vacuum in a 1/299,792,458 second time interval.

The centimeter, or centimetre, is a multiple of the meter, which is the SI base unit for length. In the metric system, "centi" is the prefix for 10-2. Centimeters can be abbreviated as cm; for example, 1 centimeter can be written as 1 cm.

Metric rulers typically have 30 cm, which are represented by 30 large tick marks. To get a rough idea of the actual length of a centimeter, a standard pencil is just about 1cm thick.

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.

Need a ruler? Try our free downloadable and printable rulers, which include both imperial and metric measurements.

Micrometer to Centimeter Conversion Table

Micrometer measurements converted to centimeters
Micrometers Centimeters
1 µm 0.0001 cm
2 µm 0.0002 cm
3 µm 0.0003 cm
4 µm 0.0004 cm
5 µm 0.0005 cm
6 µm 0.0006 cm
7 µm 0.0007 cm
8 µm 0.0008 cm
9 µm 0.0009 cm
10 µm 0.001 cm
20 µm 0.002 cm
30 µm 0.003 cm
40 µm 0.004 cm
50 µm 0.005 cm
60 µm 0.006 cm
70 µm 0.007 cm
80 µm 0.008 cm
90 µm 0.009 cm
100 µm 0.01 cm
200 µm 0.02 cm
300 µm 0.03 cm
400 µm 0.04 cm
500 µm 0.05 cm
600 µm 0.06 cm
700 µm 0.07 cm
800 µm 0.08 cm
900 µm 0.09 cm
1,000 µm 0.1 cm
2,000 µm 0.2 cm
3,000 µm 0.3 cm
4,000 µm 0.4 cm
5,000 µm 0.5 cm
6,000 µm 0.6 cm
7,000 µm 0.7 cm
8,000 µm 0.8 cm
9,000 µm 0.9 cm
10,000 µm 1 cm