How many meters is 120 cm? Chemistry Measurement Unit Conversions 1 Answer anor277 Sep 3, 2016 #120*cm=1.20*m# Explanation: #1*cm# #=# #1xx10^-2*m# Thus #120*cm=120xx1xx10^-2*m# #=# #1.20*m#. #"Centi"#, #"micro"#, #"milli"#, and #"kilo"# are simply commonly used mulitpliers to save on the number of #0000"'s"# we have to write. #"Micro " (mu)# means #xx10^-6#. #"Milli (m)"# means #xx10^-3#. #"Kilo (k)"# means #xx10^3#. #"Mega (m)"# means #xx10^6#. #"Deci"# means #xx10^-1#. Answer link Related questions How can I memorize the metric system? How can you convert centimeters to millimeters? How can i convert centimeters to meters? What celsius temperature is the same when converted to fahrenheit? What metric unit is used to measure distance? How can I convert Celsius into Kelvin? If a planet is 13 billion kilometers from the Sun, and the distance of an Astronomical Unit (AU)... What is an example of a unit conversion practice problem? What is the pressure conversion factor for torr to kpa? How do you convert units of measurement? See all questions in Unit Conversions Impact of this question 3707 views around the world You can reuse this answer Creative Commons License