## 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 72 centimeters into meters we have to multiply 72 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

72 cm → L(m)

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

L(m) = 72 cm × 0.01 m

L(m) = 0.72 m

The final result is:

72 cm → 0.72 m

We conclude that 72 centimeters is equivalent to 0.72 meters:

72 centimeters = 0.72 meters ## Alternative conversion

We can also convert by utilizing the inverse value of the conversion factor. In this case 1 meter is equal to 1.3888888888889 × 72 centimeters.

Another way is saying that 72 centimeters is equal to 1 ÷ 1.3888888888889 meters.

## Approximate result

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

72 cm ≅ 0.72 m

An alternative is also that one meter is approximately one point three eight nine times seventy-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)
73 centimeters 0.73 meters
74 centimeters 0.74 meters
75 centimeters 0.75 meters
76 centimeters 0.76 meters
77 centimeters 0.77 meters
78 centimeters 0.78 meters
79 centimeters 0.79 meters
80 centimeters 0.8 meters
81 centimeters 0.81 meters
82 centimeters 0.82 meters