# How do you convert 5 meters to centimeters?

##### 2 Answers

Oct 21, 2016

#### Explanation:

The prefix 'cent' means 100. [Century is 100 years,

In

**To change metres # rarr # cm, multiply by 100.**

(move the decimal point 2 places to the right)

If you change to a smaller unit, the number gets bigger.

Oct 27, 2016

#### Explanation:

Known: 1 metre is the same length as 100 centimetres

But we need 5 metres so we have to change the 1 metres into 5 metres.

For multiply of divide, what you do to one side you do to the other.

Multiply both sides by 5