Michael has a tug-of-war rope that is 15 meters long. How many centimeters long is the rope?
"cent" refers to 100. (century = 100 years, 100c = $1)
A 'centenarian' reaches 100 years old.
In the SI or metric system, there are 100 centimeters in 1 metre.
If you change a number to a smaller unit, the number gets bigger.
It takes 100 centimetres to make 1 metres