# Convert Centimeter to Millimeter (cm to mm)

In next fields, kindly type your value in the text box under title [ From: ] to convert from centimeter to millimeter (cm to mm). As you type your value, the answer will be automatically calculated and displayed in the text box under title [ To: ].

**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.

**Millimeter** (abbreviation: **mm**): is a unit of length in the SI metric system, equal to one thousandth of a metre. Therefore, there are thousand millimetres in a metre and ten millimetres in a centimetre.

## How to Convert Centimeters to Millimeters

*Example: How many millimeters are equivalent to 38.94 centimeters?*

As;

1 centimeters = 10 millimeters

38.94 centimeters = Y millimeters

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

Y equals 38.94 times 10 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 38.94 * 10 / 1 = 389.4 millimeters

Answer is: 389.4 millimeters are equivalent to 38.94 centimeters.

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

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

( i ) 28.31 cm

( ii ) 87.43 cm

( iii ) 68.35 cm

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