Convert Millimeters to Centimeters
Learn How to Convert Millimeters to Centimeters Using our Conversion Formula
Converting a millimeter length measurement to a centimeter measurement involves multiplying your length by the conversion ratio to find the result. A millimeter is equal to 0.1 centimeters, so to convert simply multiply by 0.1.
For example, 5mm = (5 × 0.1) = 0.5cm.
Our inch fraction calculator can add millimeters and centimeters together and it also automatically converts the results to both imperial and metric values.
Millimeters and centimeters are both units used to measure length. Learn more about length and find more length measurement conversion calculators. A millimeter is a metric measurement and can be abbreviated as mm, for example 1mm. A centimeter is a metric measurement and can be abbreviated as cm, for example 1cm. 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.
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.
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.
More Length Conversions
- Convert to Miles Length
- 1mm is equal to 6.2137E-7 miles
- Convert to Yards Length
- 1mm is equal to 0.001094 yards
- Convert to Feet Length
- 1mm is equal to 0.003281 feet
- Convert to Inches Length
- 1mm is equal to 0.03937 inches
- Convert to Kilometers Length
- 1mm is equal to 1.0E-6 kilometers
- Convert to Meters Length
- 1mm is equal to 0.001 meters
- Convert to Micrometers Length
- 1mm is equal to 1,000 micrometers
- Convert to Nanometers Length
- 1mm is equal to 1,000,000 nanometers
Millimeter Measurements and Equivalent Centimeter Conversions