## 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 42 centimeters into meters we have to multiply 42 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

42 cm → L(m)

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

L(m) = 42 cm × 0.01 m

L(m) = 0.42 m

The final result is:

42 cm → 0.42 m

We conclude that 42 centimeters is equivalent to 0.42 meters:

42 centimeters = 0.42 meters

## Alternative conversion

We can also convert by utilizing the inverse value of the conversion factor. In this case 1 meter is equal to 2.3809523809524 × 42 centimeters.

Another way is saying that 42 centimeters is equal to 1 ÷ 2.3809523809524 meters.

## Approximate result

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

42 cm ≅ 0.42 m

An alternative is also that one meter is approximately two point three eight one times forty-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)
43 centimeters 0.43 meters
44 centimeters 0.44 meters
45 centimeters 0.45 meters
46 centimeters 0.46 meters
47 centimeters 0.47 meters
48 centimeters 0.48 meters
49 centimeters 0.49 meters
50 centimeters 0.5 meters
51 centimeters 0.51 meters
52 centimeters 0.52 meters