# How do you convert 500 centimeters to meters?

##### 3 Answers

I got 5 meters

#### Explanation:

You know that 1 meter is made up of 100 cm;

now, if you have 500 cm you'll get 5 times 100 cm or 5 meters.

5 meters

#### Explanation:

1 m = 100 cm

2 m = 200 cm

3 m = 300 cm

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5 m = 500 cm

If you ever get confused by conversions use ratio

500 centimetres = 5 metres

#### Explanation:

Known: 1 metre = 100 centimetres

Write the ratio in fraction form giving:

But we need 500 centimetres so it is correct to write:

Looking at the bottom numbers (denominators) we need to be able to change the 100 into 500

Multiply by 1 but in the form of