## Conversion formula

The conversion factor from centimeters to meters is 0.01, which means that 1 centimeter is equal to 0.01 meters:

1 cm = 0.01 m

To convert 12 centimeters into meters we have to multiply 12 by the conversion factor in order to get the length amount from centimeters to meters. We can also form a simple proportion to calculate the result:

1 cm → 0.01 m

12 cm → L(m)

Solve the above proportion to obtain the length L in meters:

L(m) = 12 cm × 0.01 m

L(m) = 0.12 m

The final result is:

12 cm → 0.12 m

We conclude that 12 centimeters is equivalent to 0.12 meters:

12 centimeters = 0.12 meters

## Alternative conversion

We can also convert by utilizing the inverse value of the conversion factor. In this case 1 meter is equal to 8.3333333333333 × 12 centimeters.

Another way is saying that 12 centimeters is equal to 1 ÷ 8.3333333333333 meters.

## Approximate result

For practical purposes we can round our final result to an approximate numerical value. We can say that twelve centimeters is approximately zero point one two meters:

12 cm ≅ 0.12 m

An alternative is also that one meter is approximately eight point three three three times twelve centimeters.

## Conversion table

### centimeters to meters chart

For quick reference purposes, below is the conversion table you can use to convert from centimeters to meters

centimeters (cm) meters (m)
13 centimeters 0.13 meters
14 centimeters 0.14 meters
15 centimeters 0.15 meters
16 centimeters 0.16 meters
17 centimeters 0.17 meters
18 centimeters 0.18 meters
19 centimeters 0.19 meters
20 centimeters 0.2 meters
21 centimeters 0.21 meters
22 centimeters 0.22 meters