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 500 centimeters into meters we have to multiply 500 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

500 cm → L(m)

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

L(m) = 500 cm × 0.01 m

L(m) = 5 m

The final result is:

500 cm → 5 m

We conclude that 500 centimeters is equivalent to 5 meters:

500 centimeters = 5 meters

Alternative conversion

We can also convert by utilizing the inverse value of the conversion factor. In this case 1 meter is equal to 0.2 × 500 centimeters.

Another way is saying that 500 centimeters is equal to 1 ÷ 0.2 meters.

Approximate result

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

500 cm ≅ 5 m

An alternative is also that one meter is approximately zero point two times five hundred 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)
501 centimeters 5.01 meters
502 centimeters 5.02 meters
503 centimeters 5.03 meters
504 centimeters 5.04 meters
505 centimeters 5.05 meters
506 centimeters 5.06 meters
507 centimeters 5.07 meters
508 centimeters 5.08 meters
509 centimeters 5.09 meters
510 centimeters 5.1 meters