# cm to mm

There are 10 millimeters (mm) in 1 centimeter (cm). Both centimeters and millimeters (also spelled centimetre and millimetre) are part of the metric system of measurement. They are also both related to the meter (m), or metre, which is the base unit of length in the International System of Units (SI), the modern form of the metric system.

## cm to mm conversion

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

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### cm to mm conversion explained

Both millimeters and centimeters are related to meters, where the "milli-" and "centi-" prefixes indicate that they are and meters respectively. Thus:

1 m = 100 cm = 1000 mm

They are all related to each other by a power of 10, so to convert from centimeters to millimeters, multiply the value in centimeters by 10. To convert from millimeters to centimeters, divide the value in millimeters by 10.

Examples

1. Convert 157 cm to mm:

157 cm × 10 = 1570 mm

2. Convert 8872 mm to cm:

8872 mm ÷ 10 = 887.2 cm