# m to cm

This converter makes instant conversions from meters (m) to centimeters (cm). It also provides the conversion steps. To use the converter, please provide a value in the input field. The converter will begin making conversions as the values are being typed in.

### How many centimeters in a meter?

Both meter and centimeter are units of length in the International System of Units (SI), whereas meter is the primary unit of length. In SI, units of measurement are comprised of a base unit and a prefix that describes the magnitude of the unit. The base unit of centimeter is the meter. The prefix "centi-" indicates the magnitude 10^{-2}. In other words, a centimeter is = 0.01 meters. Based on this definition, there are 100 centimeters in a meter.

### How to convert meters to centimeters

Based on the definition of 100 cm in 1 meter, the meter to cm conversion formula is:

cm = 100 × m

Thus, to convert from meters to centimeters, multiply a value in meters by 100. For example, convert a person's height of 1.76 meters to centimeters:

1.76 m = 1.76 × 100 cm = 176 cm