**Definitions:**

**Centimeter Square** (abbreviation: **cm2**): is the SI derived unit of area. It is the area of a square whose sides measure exactly one centimeter. The square centimeter is derived from the SI base unit of the metre, which itself is the length of the path travelled by light in absolute vacuum within time interval of 1/299,792,458 * 1/100 of a second.

**Meter Square** (abbreviation: **m2**): is the SI derived unit of area. It is the area of a square whose sides measure exactly one metre. The square metre is derived from the SI base unit of the metre, which itself is the length of the path travelled by light in absolute vacuum within time interval of 1/299,792,458 of a second.

## How to Convert Centimeters Square to Meters Square

*Example: How many meters square are equivalent to 16.76 centimeters square?*

As;

1 centimeters square = 0.0001 meters square

16.76 centimeters square = Y meters square

Assuming Y is the answer, and by criss-cross principle;

Y equals 16.76 times 0.0001 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 16.76 * 0.0001 / 1 = 0.001676 meters square

Answer is: 0.001676 meters square are equivalent to 16.76 centimeters square.

*Practice Question: Convert the following units into m2:*

N.B.: After working out the answer to each of the next questions, click adjacent button to see the correct answer.

( i ) 87.43 cm2

( ii ) 14.17 cm2

( iii ) 90.17 cm2