# Convert Meter to Centimeter (m to cm)

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

**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 21.51 meters?*

As;

1 meters = 100 centimeters

21.51 meters = Y centimeters

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

Y equals 21.51 times 100 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 21.51 * 100 / 1 = 2151 centimeters

Answer is: 2151 centimeters are equivalent to 21.51 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 ) 48.6 m

( ii ) 5.46 m

( iii ) 38.47 m

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