# How Many Centimeters in a Meter?

One of the most asked questions in math is How Many Centimeters in a Meter? The answer is simple, 100 centimeters.

The centimeter and meter both are used to measure lengths. Why do we need different units to measure lengths? Why don’t we use one universal unit for all lengths?

The answer is to calculate easier and simpler. Depending on what you’re measuring, the units change. A meter is broken down into 100 centimeters while measuring something smaller.

An example will help make it clear. Let’s say, you’re measuring a road for running. You may use meters to measure the road. But when you’re measuring something shorter than a meter, the calculation will become complicated if you use the meter.

For this reason, smaller units are used. You will see that it’s easier to use 30 centimeters than using 0.3 meters.

If you go higher than a meter you will find a kilometer. If you go lower than a centimeter, you will find a millimeter.

What do you do when you want to convert a number from meter to centimeter?

You multiply that number by 100. For example, if you want to calculate how many centimeters are there in 80 meters, you will have to multiply 80 with 100.

80 meter = 80 * 100 centimeters = 80000 centimeters.

## Let’s make a table.

MetersCentimetersMetersCentimeters110011110022001212003300131300440014140055001515006600161600770017170088001818009900191900101000202000

As easy as that!

It’s so easier to just memorize the basic equation of conversion than double-checking every time you solve math or are in any kind of need of converting a meter to a centimeter.

Now that you know the equation, you can convert any number you want in seconds.

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