**Definitions:**

**Centimeter** (abbreviation: **cm**): is a unit of length in the SI metric system, equal to one hundredth of a metre, centi being the prefix for a factor of 1/100. The centimetre was the base unit of length in the now deprecated centimetre–gram–second (CGS) system of units.

**Meter** (abbreviation: **m**): is the base unit of length in the International System of Units (SI). The metre is the length of the path travelled by light in a vacuum within 1/299792458 seconds.

## How to Convert Centimeters to Meters

*Example: How many meters are equivalent to 38.3 centimeters?*

As;

1 centimeters = 0.01 meters

38.3 centimeters = Y meters

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

Y equals 38.3 times 0.01 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 38.3 * 0.01 / 1 = 0.383 meters

Answer is: 0.383 meters are equivalent to 38.3 centimeters.

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

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

( i ) 72.96 cm

( ii ) 56.87 cm

( iii ) 10.47 cm