## 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 478 centimeters into meters we have to multiply 478 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

478 cm → L(m)

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

L(m) = 478 cm × 0.01 m

L(m) = 4.78 m

The final result is:

478 cm → 4.78 m

We conclude that 478 centimeters is equivalent to 4.78 meters:

478 centimeters = 4.78 meters

## Alternative conversion

We can also convert by utilizing the inverse value of the conversion factor. In this case 1 meter is equal to 0.2092050209205 × 478 centimeters.

Another way is saying that 478 centimeters is equal to 1 ÷ 0.2092050209205 meters.

## Approximate result

For practical purposes we can round our final result to an approximate numerical value. We can say that four hundred seventy-eight centimeters is approximately four point seven eight meters:

478 cm ≅ 4.78 m

An alternative is also that one meter is approximately zero point two zero nine times four hundred seventy-eight 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)
479 centimeters 4.79 meters
480 centimeters 4.8 meters
481 centimeters 4.81 meters
482 centimeters 4.82 meters
483 centimeters 4.83 meters
484 centimeters 4.84 meters
485 centimeters 4.85 meters
486 centimeters 4.86 meters
487 centimeters 4.87 meters
488 centimeters 4.88 meters