Equivalence to other units of length
1 centimeter = 10 millimeters
= 0.01 meters
= 0.393700787401574803149606299212598425196850 inches
(An inch is exactly 2.54 centimeters.)
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If we have 10 millimeters, we can call it a centimeter. A fingernail is about an inch wide. We can use millimeters or centimeters to measure how tall we are or how wide a table is, but to measure the length of a soccer field it is better to use meters. One meter equals 100 centimetres.
Each line represents 1 millimeter, which is 1/10 or 0.1 cm (so 10 mm equals 1 cm). There will always be 10 lines from one centimeter to the next centimetre. There are three different lengths of lines on a metric ruler. The longest line represents the largest unit on the ruler: 1 cm.
The relationship between inches and cm is that one inch is exactly 2.54 cm in the metric system. In other words, the distance in centimeters equals the distance in inches times 2.54 cm.
The value of 1 inch is approximately 2.54 centimeters. To convert inches to centimeters, multiply the given inch value by 2.54 cm. 1 cm = 0.393701 inches.
If you don’t have a ruler but need a rough estimate of an object’s length in centimeters, you can use any object known to be approximately one centimeter wide. The easiest items to use are a regular pencil, pen, or highlighter. The width of a pencil is almost 1 cm.
A ruler is used to measure length in both metric and conventional units. The rulers are marked above with a standard spacing in centimeters and below in inches, and the intervals in the ruler are called hash marks.
A centimeter is a metric unit of length measurement. 1 centimeter corresponds to 10 millimeters or 0.01 meter. A Cheerio is typically 1 cm in diameter.
1 inch = 2.54 cm.
A centimeter is smaller than an inch, so a given length has more centimeters than inches. This alone tells you that the NUMBER of cm units for a given measurement is always greater than the number of inches.
One inch (2.5 cm) is approximately the measurement from the top knuckle of your thumb to the tip of your thumb.
The average human pinky is 1 cm wide!
The length between the tip of your thumb and the top of your thumb knuckle is approximately 2.5 cm.
Answer: 1 cm corresponds to 0.01 meter.