# m to cm

There are 100 centimeters in 1 meter or meters in 1 centimeter. Both centimeters and meters are measurements of length in the metric system of measurement. The meter is the base unit of length in the International System of Units (SI).

## m to cm conversion

The following converter can be used to convert meters to centimeters or centimeters to meters. Enter a value in either meters or centimeters to convert between the two.

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### m to cm conversion explanation

The conversion from meters to centimeters can be done using SI prefixes. In SI, prefixes added to a base unit indicate some power of 10 of the base unit.

The "centi-" prefix in centimeter (as well as other SI units) denotes a factor of relative to the base unit, in this case the meter. This means that a meter is 100 times larger than a centimeter, which is consistent with the fact that there are 100 centimeters in 1 meter, as mentioned above. In other words:

100 cm = 1 m

1 cm = m

Therefore, to convert between SI units with different prefixes, we just need to know what power of 10 each prefix denotes, then multiply or divide by the appropriate power of 10. To convert from meters to centimeters, multiply a value in meters by 100. To convert from centimeters to meters, divide the value by 100.

Examples

1. Convert 24.8 m to cm:

24.8 × 100 = 2480 cm

2. 886.7 cm to m:

886.7 ÷ 100 = 8.867 m