How do you convert 100 cm to meters?

2 Answers
Jul 31, 2018

Answer:

Well, what do we mean by #"cm"#?

Explanation:

The prefix #"c "-=" centi"#, i.e. #10^-2#...

And thus #1*cm-=1xx10^-2xxm-=0.01*m#...i.e. a 100th of a metre.

And likewise...the prefix #"m "-=" milli"#, i.e. #10^-3#...

#1*mm-=1xx10^-3xxm-=0.001*m#...i.e. a 1000th of a metre.

And so #100*cm-=100xx10^-2*m=10^2xx10^-2*m=1*m# precisely...

Got all that...?

Jul 31, 2018

Answer:

1 metre

Explanation:

There are 100 cm in a metre.

To convert #cm->m# divide by 100

To convert #m->cm# multiply by 100

We have 100 cm so divide by 100 and this is 1 metre