# How can I convert centimeters to meters? Explain with an example

Centimeters and Meters are measuring units used to measure lengths and distances.

## Answer: To convert centimeters to meters we will multiply the given quantity (in cm) with 0.01

Let's look into the relation between centimeters and meters

**Explanation:**

We know that,

1 m = 100 cm

Thus, 1 cm = 1/100 m or 0.01 m

Example : 500 cm = 500 × 0.01 = 5 m