# cm to m

There are 0.01 centimeters (cm) in a meter (m), or 100 centimeters in 1 meter. The meter, or metre, is the base unit of length in the International System of units (SI). A centimeter is a unit of length in the metric system of measurement.

## Centimeters to meters conversion

The following converter can convert from centimeters to meters or meters to centimeters. Just enter a value in either centimeters or meters to convert between the two.

### Centimeter to meter conversion explained

As mentioned above:

1 cm = 0.01 m

1 m = 100 cm

The International System of units uses a set of prefixes that indicate that a value is a multiple or fraction of a given base unit. For example, the "centi-" prefix indicates that the unit that follows is of the base unit, as is the case with the meter and the centimeter.

To convert from centimeters to meters, we need to divide whatever value we have by 100. To convert from meters to centimeters, we multiply by 100 instead.

Examples

1. Convert 127.5 cm to m:

2. Convert 0.075 m to cm:

0.075 m × 100 = 7.5 cm