Convert Kilometer to Centimeter (km to cm)

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Kilometer (abbreviation: km): is a unit of length in the SI metric system, equal to one thousand metres (kilo- being the prefix for 1000). It is now the measurement unit used officially for expressing distances between geographical places on land in most of the world countries.

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.


How to Convert Kilometers to Centimeters

Example: How many centimeters are equivalent to 32.26 kilometers?


As;

1 kilometers = 100000 centimeters

32.26 kilometers = Y centimeters

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

Y equals 32.26 times 100000 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 32.26 * 100000 / 1 = 3226000 centimeters

Answer is: 3226000 centimeters are equivalent to 32.26 kilometers.


Practice Question: Convert the following units into cm:


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

( i ) 70.01 km

( ii ) 31.25 km

( iii ) 10.78 km


References
  • Wikipedia
  • USMA
  • NIST

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