Centimeter is a unit of length in the metric system, equal to one-hundredth of a meter.

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Centimeter is abbreviated as cm.
1 centimeter = 0.01 meter = 10 millimeters= 0.3937 inches

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Example of Centimeter

The length of the pencil is 11 cm.

Solved Example on Centimeter

Ques: How long is the rectangular strip shown in the figure?.

Choices:

A. 7 cm
B. 6.5 cm
C. 6 cm
D. 7.5 cm
Correct Answer: A

Solution:

Step 1: The length between 0 and 1 is divided into 10 equal parts.
Step 2: Each part represents of a centimeter.
Step 3: The length of the rectangular strip covers 70 parts.
Step 4: So, the length of the rectangular strip is 7 cm.