## 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 4.2 centimeters into meters we have to multiply 4.2 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

4.2 cm → L(m)

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

L(m) = 4.2 cm × 0.01 m

L(m) = 0.042 m

The final result is:

4.2 cm → 0.042 m

We conclude that 4.2 centimeters is equivalent to 0.042 meters:

4.2 centimeters = 0.042 meters

## Alternative conversion

We can also convert by utilizing the inverse value of the conversion factor. In this case 1 meter is equal to 23.809523809524 × 4.2 centimeters.

Another way is saying that 4.2 centimeters is equal to 1 ÷ 23.809523809524 meters.

## Approximate result

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

4.2 cm ≅ 0.042 m

An alternative is also that one meter is approximately twenty-three point eight one times four point two 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)
5.2 centimeters 0.052 meters
6.2 centimeters 0.062 meters
7.2 centimeters 0.072 meters
8.2 centimeters 0.082 meters
9.2 centimeters 0.092 meters
10.2 centimeters 0.102 meters
11.2 centimeters 0.112 meters
12.2 centimeters 0.122 meters
13.2 centimeters 0.132 meters
14.2 centimeters 0.142 meters