## Unit Converter

## Conversion formula

The conversion factor from centimeters to millimeters is 10, which means that 1 centimeter is equal to 10 millimeters:

1 cm = 10 mm

To convert 8.7 centimeters into millimeters we have to multiply 8.7 by the conversion factor in order to get the length amount from centimeters to millimeters. We can also form a simple proportion to calculate the result:

1 cm → 10 mm

8.7 cm → L_{(mm)}

Solve the above proportion to obtain the length *L* in millimeters:

L_{(mm)} = 8.7 cm × 10 mm

L_{(mm)} = 87 mm

The final result is:

8.7 cm → 87 mm

We conclude that **8.7 centimeters is equivalent to 87 millimeters**:

8.7 centimeters = 87 millimeters

## Alternative conversion

We can also convert by utilizing the inverse value of the conversion factor. In this case **1 millimeter is equal to 0.011494252873563 × 8.7 centimeters**.

Another way is saying that *8.7 centimeters is equal to 1 ÷ 0.011494252873563 millimeters*.

## Approximate result

For practical purposes we can round our final result to an approximate numerical value. We can say that **eight point seven centimeters is approximately eighty-seven millimeters**:

8.7 cm ≅ 87 mm

An alternative is also that *one millimeter is approximately zero point zero one one times eight point seven centimeters*.

## Conversion table

### centimeters to millimeters chart

For quick reference purposes, below is the conversion table you can use to convert from centimeters to millimeters

centimeters (cm) | millimeters (mm) |
---|---|

9.7 centimeters | 97 millimeters |

10.7 centimeters | 107 millimeters |

11.7 centimeters | 117 millimeters |

12.7 centimeters | 127 millimeters |

13.7 centimeters | 137 millimeters |

14.7 centimeters | 147 millimeters |

15.7 centimeters | 157 millimeters |

16.7 centimeters | 167 millimeters |

17.7 centimeters | 177 millimeters |

18.7 centimeters | 187 millimeters |