**Definitions:**

**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.

**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 Meters to Centimeters

*Example: How many centimeters are equivalent to 52.99 meters?*

As;

1 meters = 100 centimeters

52.99 meters = Y centimeters

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

Y equals 52.99 times 100 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 52.99 * 100 / 1 = 5299 centimeters

Answer is: 5299 centimeters are equivalent to 52.99 meters.

*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 ) 19.47 m

( ii ) 18.71 m

( iii ) 2.93 m