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# How to Convert Meters into Cm or Inches

Updated February 21, 2017

When it comes to measuring items, there are basically two types of measurement systems that you can use. The United States uses a measurement system that includes inches and feet, while other countries use the metric system. The metric system uses linear measurements such as meters, centimeters and millimeters. Whether you're converting a measurement from meters into centimeters or meters into inches, you'll need to do a little bit of math to get the job done.

Take the number of meters and multiply by 100 to get the amount of centimeters. For example, 2.5 meters is equal to 250 centimeters.

Take the number of meters and multiply it by 39.3700787 to get the number of inches. For example, 3 meters is equal to 118.1102361 inches.

Reverse the steps to convert centimeters or inches back to meters. Take the number of centimeters and divide it by 100 to get the number of meters. The number of inches should be divided by 39.3700787 to convert back to meters.

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