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meezan | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted July 10, 2009 at 7:00 PM via web

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How many centimeter is equal to one meter?

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krishna-agrawala | College Teacher | (Level 3) Valedictorian

Posted July 10, 2009 at 7:18 PM (Answer #1)

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There are 100 centimeter in 1 meter.

In the metric measurement system the basic unit of measurement used for length is meter. Larger units of lengths are arrived at by multiplying meter by 10, 100, 1000 and so on.

Units of length smaller than a meter are arrived at by dividing meter by 10, 100. 1000 and so on.

Measurements units bigger and smaller than a meter are named by adding prefixes the the main unit- the meter, that represent the multiplier and divider number applicable for the unit. Some of these prefixes and their values are:

deca = 10

hecta = 100

kilo = 100

deci = 1/10

centi = 1/100

milli = 1/1000

micro = 1/1000,000

These prefixes are also used for other units of measurement. For example the basic unit of weight is gram. Thus kilogram is equal to 1000 grams and milligram is equal to one thousandth of a gram.

 

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neela | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Valedictorian

Posted July 10, 2009 at 7:52 PM (Answer #2)

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100 centimeter =1 meter.

one meter = 100 centimenter.

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In the SI units and measurements meter is the standard unit of Length.

The one hundredth part of meter is one centimeter.

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