## Conversion formula

The conversion factor from centimeters to millimeters is 10, which means that 1 centimeter is equal to 10 millimeters:

1 cm = 10 mm

To convert 17 centimeters into millimeters we have to multiply 17 by the conversion factor in order to get the length amount from centimeters to millimeters. We can also form a simple proportion to calculate the result:

1 cm → 10 mm

17 cm → L(mm)

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

L(mm) = 17 cm × 10 mm

L(mm) = 170 mm

The final result is:

17 cm → 170 mm

We conclude that 17 centimeters is equivalent to 170 millimeters:

17 centimeters = 170 millimeters ## Alternative conversion

We can also convert by utilizing the inverse value of the conversion factor. In this case 1 millimeter is equal to 0.0058823529411765 × 17 centimeters.

Another way is saying that 17 centimeters is equal to 1 ÷ 0.0058823529411765 millimeters.

## Approximate result

For practical purposes we can round our final result to an approximate numerical value. We can say that seventeen centimeters is approximately one hundred seventy millimeters:

17 cm ≅ 170 mm

An alternative is also that one millimeter is approximately zero point zero zero six times seventeen centimeters.

## Conversion table

### centimeters to millimeters chart

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

centimeters (cm) millimeters (mm)
18 centimeters 180 millimeters
19 centimeters 190 millimeters
20 centimeters 200 millimeters
21 centimeters 210 millimeters
22 centimeters 220 millimeters
23 centimeters 230 millimeters
24 centimeters 240 millimeters
25 centimeters 250 millimeters
26 centimeters 260 millimeters
27 centimeters 270 millimeters