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Convert
INCHES to CENTIMETERS (cm)
also spelled
centimetre
1 one hundredth from a meter
(0.01 m)
There are exactly 100 cm
(centimeters) in the base unit meter.
Use the symbol
cm
To convert inches to
centimeters multiply by
2.54
1 inch = 2.54 centimeters = 25.4
millimeters
1 foot = 30.48 centimeters = 0 .3048 meter
1 yard = 0 .914 meter
1 mile = 1.609 kilometers
Inches 
cm 
0.1 
0.254 0 
0.2 
0.508 0 
0.3 
0.762 0 
0.4 
1.016 0 
0.5 
1.270 0 
0.6 
1.524 0 
0.7 
1.778 0 
0.8 
2.032 0 
0.9 
2.286 0 
1.0 
2.540 0 


Inches 
cm

1 
2.540 
2 
5.080 
3 
7.620 
4 
10.160 
5 
12.700 
6 
15.240 
7 
17.780 
8 
20.320 
9 
22.860 
10 
25.400 
11 
27.940 
12 
30.480 
Like a dollar has 100 cents a meter in length also
has
100
cm
(100 centimeters)

Centimeters are precise
for measuring
sewing patterns,
your height,
your waist and for altering
clothes.
Snowfall is measured in
centimeters (cm)
Rainfall
is measured in millimeters (mm)

Smaller
Measurement from a centimeter 
_{1 millimeter
(1 mm)}

Remember, milli
is the prefix meaning
1 one thousandth (0.001).
So 1 one thousandth of the base unit meter
being 1 millimeter is
simply written 1 mm

1 meter
(1 m)

Remember meter
is the base unit for Length
and all other Units are derived from it.
There are exactly 100 cm (centimeters)
in 1 m (meter)
and there are exactly 1000 mm
(millimeters in 1 m (meter)

1 kilometer
(1 km)

Remember, kilo
is the prefix meaning
1000 times as much.
So, one thousand meters (1000 m) being
the length of 1 kilometer
is simply written 1 km which is pronounced
"KILLohmeetur" NOT "killAHmitur".

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DID
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that you can divide
1 meter
by exactly 10equal parts
(10 x 10 x 10 cm)
then make
a cube (1000 cm³) of it
to fill with water
and you will find that it contains
exactly
1 L
(1 liter)
(1000 mL) of water
and is the mass of exactly 1
kg
(1 kilogram)
(1000 g).
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"centimeters
milliliters milligrams"

1 cm³
(1 cubic centimeter) 

filled with water
contains exactly
1 mL (1 milliliter) 

and is the
mass
of exactly
1 g (1 gram) 

