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How many cm in 1 em? The answer is 0.42175176.
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The SI base unit for length is the metre.
1 metre is equal to 100 cm, or 237.10630158366 em.
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›› Quick conversion chart of cm to em

1 cm to em = 2.37106 em

5 cm to em = 11.85532 em

10 cm to em = 23.71063 em

15 cm to em = 35.56595 em

20 cm to em = 47.42126 em

25 cm to em = 59.27658 em

30 cm to em = 71.13189 em

40 cm to em = 94.84252 em

50 cm to em = 118.55315 em


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›› Definition: Centimeter

A centimetre (American spelling centimeter, symbol cm) is a unit of length that is equal to one hundreth of a metre, the current SI base unit of length. A centimetre is part of a metric system. It is the base unit in the centimetre-gram-second system of units. A corresponding unit of area is the square centimetre. A corresponding unit of volume is the cubic centimetre.

The centimetre is a now a non-standard factor, in that factors of 103 are often preferred. However, it is practical unit of length for many everyday measurements. A centimetre is approximately the width of the fingernail of an adult person.


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