## 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 2.8 centimeters into millimeters we have to multiply 2.8 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

2.8 cm → L(mm)

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

L(mm) = 2.8 cm × 10 mm

L(mm) = 28 mm

The final result is:

2.8 cm → 28 mm

We conclude that 2.8 centimeters is equivalent to 28 millimeters:

2.8 centimeters = 28 millimeters

## Alternative conversion

We can also convert by utilizing the inverse value of the conversion factor. In this case 1 millimeter is equal to 0.035714285714286 × 2.8 centimeters.

Another way is saying that 2.8 centimeters is equal to 1 ÷ 0.035714285714286 millimeters.

## Approximate result

For practical purposes we can round our final result to an approximate numerical value. We can say that two point eight centimeters is approximately twenty-eight millimeters:

2.8 cm ≅ 28 mm

An alternative is also that one millimeter is approximately zero point zero three six times two point eight 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)
3.8 centimeters 38 millimeters
4.8 centimeters 48 millimeters
5.8 centimeters 58 millimeters
6.8 centimeters 68 millimeters
7.8 centimeters 78 millimeters
8.8 centimeters 88 millimeters
9.8 centimeters 98 millimeters
10.8 centimeters 108 millimeters
11.8 centimeters 118 millimeters
12.8 centimeters 128 millimeters