OR JOIN FREE!

Convert Kilometer to Centimeter (km to cm)

In next fields, kindly type your value in the text box under title [ From: ] to convert from kilometer to centimeter (km to cm). As you type your value, the answer will be automatically calculated and displayed in the text box under title [ To: ].


From:
To:
Definitions:

Kilometer (abbreviation: km): is a unit of length in the SI metric system, equal to one thousand metres (kilo- being the prefix for 1000). It is now the measurement unit used officially for expressing distances between geographical places on land in most of the world countries.

Centimeter (abbreviation: cm): is a unit of length in the SI metric system, equal to one hundredth of a metre, centi being the prefix for a factor of 1/100. The centimetre was the base unit of length in the now deprecated centimetre–gram–second (CGS) system of units.

How to Convert Kilometers to Centimeters

Example: How many centimeters are equivalent to 17.82 kilometers?


As;


1 kilometers = 100000 centimeters


17.82 kilometers = Y centimeters


Assuming Y is the answer, and by criss-cross principle;


Y equals 17.82 times 100000 over 1


(i.e.) Y = 17.82 * 100000 / 1 = 1782000 centimeters


Answer is: 1782000 centimeters are equivalent to 17.82 kilometers.


Practice Question: Convert the following units into cm:


N.B.: After working out the answer to each of the next questions, click adjacent button to see the correct answer.


( i ) 97.55 km


( ii ) 23.9 km


( iii ) 72.64 km


Convert Kilometer to More Length Units

References
  • Wikipedia
  • USMA
  • NIST

× Close
Results:
Article Categories
Ask us anything
Ask anonymously or
Share
Tweet
Share
Share
Pin
Print