## 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 87 centimeters into meters we have to multiply 87 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

87 cm → L(m)

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

L(m) = 87 cm × 0.01 m

L(m) = 0.87 m

The final result is:

87 cm → 0.87 m

We conclude that 87 centimeters is equivalent to 0.87 meters:

87 centimeters = 0.87 meters

## Alternative conversion

We can also convert by utilizing the inverse value of the conversion factor. In this case 1 meter is equal to 1.1494252873563 × 87 centimeters.

Another way is saying that 87 centimeters is equal to 1 ÷ 1.1494252873563 meters.

## Approximate result

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

87 cm ≅ 0.87 m

An alternative is also that one meter is approximately one point one four nine times eighty-seven 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)
88 centimeters 0.88 meters
89 centimeters 0.89 meters
90 centimeters 0.9 meters
91 centimeters 0.91 meters
92 centimeters 0.92 meters
93 centimeters 0.93 meters
94 centimeters 0.94 meters
95 centimeters 0.95 meters
96 centimeters 0.96 meters
97 centimeters 0.97 meters