**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.

**Mile** (abbreviation: **mi**): is an English unit of length of distance equal to 5,280 feet, or 1,760 yards, and standardised as exactly 1,609.344 metres by international agreement in 1959.

## How to Convert Centimeters to Miles

*Example: How many miles are equivalent to 81.04 centimeters?*

As;

1 centimeters = 6.0E-6 miles

81.04 centimeters = Y miles

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

Y equals 81.04 times 6.0E-6 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 81.04 * 6.0E-6 / 1 = 0.00048624 miles

Answer is: 0.00048624 miles are equivalent to 81.04 centimeters.

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

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

( i ) 50.72 cm

( ii ) 86.08 cm

( iii ) 77.19 cm