## 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 20.5 centimeters into meters we have to multiply 20.5 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

20.5 cm → L(m)

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

L(m) = 20.5 cm × 0.01 m

L(m) = 0.205 m

The final result is:

20.5 cm → 0.205 m

We conclude that 20.5 centimeters is equivalent to 0.205 meters:

20.5 centimeters = 0.205 meters

## Alternative conversion

We can also convert by utilizing the inverse value of the conversion factor. In this case 1 meter is equal to 4.8780487804878 × 20.5 centimeters.

Another way is saying that 20.5 centimeters is equal to 1 ÷ 4.8780487804878 meters.

## Approximate result

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

20.5 cm ≅ 0.205 m

An alternative is also that one meter is approximately four point eight seven eight times twenty point five 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)
21.5 centimeters 0.215 meters
22.5 centimeters 0.225 meters
23.5 centimeters 0.235 meters
24.5 centimeters 0.245 meters
25.5 centimeters 0.255 meters
26.5 centimeters 0.265 meters
27.5 centimeters 0.275 meters
28.5 centimeters 0.285 meters
29.5 centimeters 0.295 meters
30.5 centimeters 0.305 meters