## 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 38 centimeters into millimeters we have to multiply 38 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

38 cm → L(mm)

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

L(mm) = 38 cm × 10 mm

L(mm) = 380 mm

The final result is:

38 cm → 380 mm

We conclude that 38 centimeters is equivalent to 380 millimeters:

38 centimeters = 380 millimeters ## Alternative conversion

We can also convert by utilizing the inverse value of the conversion factor. In this case 1 millimeter is equal to 0.0026315789473684 × 38 centimeters.

Another way is saying that 38 centimeters is equal to 1 ÷ 0.0026315789473684 millimeters.

## Approximate result

For practical purposes we can round our final result to an approximate numerical value. We can say that thirty-eight centimeters is approximately three hundred eighty millimeters:

38 cm ≅ 380 mm

An alternative is also that one millimeter is approximately zero point zero zero three times thirty-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)
39 centimeters 390 millimeters
40 centimeters 400 millimeters
41 centimeters 410 millimeters
42 centimeters 420 millimeters
43 centimeters 430 millimeters
44 centimeters 440 millimeters
45 centimeters 450 millimeters
46 centimeters 460 millimeters
47 centimeters 470 millimeters
48 centimeters 480 millimeters