# Which one is greater 5000cm. or 5 meters?

Oct 2, 2016

$5000$ $c m$ is a lot greater than $5$ meters.

#### Explanation:

Each meter has $100$ centimeters and therefore $5$ meters are equal to $5 \times 100 = 500$ $c m$.

Hence $5000$ $c m$ is a lot greater than $5$ meters.

Jul 3, 2018

$5000$ centimeters.

#### Explanation:

We first convert them to the same units.

$1$ meter is equal to $100$ centimeters. So, we have:

$5 \textcolor{red}{\cancel{\textcolor{b l a c k}{\text{m"*(100 \ "cm")/(color(red)cancelcolor(black)"m")=500 \ "cm}}}}$

Now, we clearly see that $5000$ is a much bigger number than $500$, and so $5000$ centimeters is greater than $5$ meters.