Meters to centimeters (m to cm) length units conversion factor is 100. To find out how many centimeters in meters, multiply the meter value by 100 or use the converter.
1 Meter = 100 Centimeters
In metric system, the prefix "centi" means "one hundredth of", that makes easier to remember how to convert from meters to centimeters, because if you replace the "centi" with "100", centimeter means 100th of a meter (or 1 meter = 100 cm).
There are 100 centimeters in a meter, because there are 10 decimeters (dm) in a meter and 10 centimeters in each decimeter, that makes 10 dm * 10 (cm in 1 dm) = 100 cm in a meter.
For example, to calculate how many centimeters in 1/2 meter, multiply the meter value by the conversion factor, 1/2 m * 100 (cm in 1 m) = 50 cm in 1/2 meter.
Meter (metre in SI spelling) is a metric system base length unit and defined as the length of the path travelled by light in vacuum during a time interval of 1/299,792,458 of a second. There are 3.28084 feet or 39.3701 inches in a meter. 1 kilometer is 1000 meters. The abbreviation of meter is "m".
Centimeter (centimetre in SI spelling) is a commonly used metric length unit. There are 10 millimeters in a centimeter and 2.54 cm in 1 inch. The abbreviation is "cm".