**Definitions:**

**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.

**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.

## How to Convert Meters Square to Centimeters Square

*Example: How many centimeters square are equivalent to 8.59 meters square?*

As;

1 meters square = 10000 centimeters square

8.59 meters square = Y centimeters square

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

Y equals 8.59 times 10000 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 8.59 * 10000 / 1 = 85900 centimeters square

Answer is: 85900 centimeters square are equivalent to 8.59 meters square.

*Practice Question: Convert the following units into cm2:*

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

( i ) 40.05 m2

( ii ) 98.04 m2

( iii ) 99.26 m2