what is 5 cm for mm??

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  • Chaos
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    9 years ago
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    cm is centi-meter and mm is milli-meter...

    In Latin, Centi means hundred. So a centi-meter is 100th of a meter. Milli means thousand. So a millimeter is 1,000th of a meter. Example: centipede has 100 legs while a millipede has 1,000 legs.

    So the difference between 100 and 1,000 is 10x.

    From centimeter to millimeter, you multiple by 10

    5 cm = 50 mm

    From millimeter to centimeter, you divide by 10

    50 mm = 5 cm

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  • 9 years ago

    5 cm = 50 mm

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