**Definitions:**

**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.

**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 Miles to Centimeters

*Example: How many centimeters are equivalent to 17.45 miles?*

As;

1 miles = 160934.4 centimeters

17.45 miles = Y centimeters

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

Y equals 17.45 times 160934.4 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 17.45 * 160934.4 / 1 = 2808305.28 centimeters

Answer is: 2808305.28 centimeters are equivalent to 17.45 miles.

*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 ) 27.28 mi

( ii ) 71.29 mi

( iii ) 2.78 mi