## 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 3 centimeters into meters we have to multiply 3 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

3 cm → L(m)

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

L(m) = 3 cm × 0.01 m

L(m) = 0.03 m

The final result is:

3 cm → 0.03 m

We conclude that 3 centimeters is equivalent to 0.03 meters:

3 centimeters = 0.03 meters

## Alternative conversion

We can also convert by utilizing the inverse value of the conversion factor. In this case 1 meter is equal to 33.333333333333 × 3 centimeters.

Another way is saying that 3 centimeters is equal to 1 ÷ 33.333333333333 meters.

## Approximate result

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

3 cm ≅ 0.03 m

An alternative is also that one meter is approximately thirty-three point three three three times three 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)
4 centimeters 0.04 meters
5 centimeters 0.05 meters
6 centimeters 0.06 meters
7 centimeters 0.07 meters
8 centimeters 0.08 meters
9 centimeters 0.09 meters
10 centimeters 0.1 meters
11 centimeters 0.11 meters
12 centimeters 0.12 meters
13 centimeters 0.13 meters