# Why is it easier to convert centimeters to millimeters than it is to convert miles to yards or feet?

Answer cm --> mm is based on the metric system, which is in intervals of 10. This is easier than converting from who knows what from feet --> in. etc.(metric system is easier)

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## How to Convert Centimeters to Millimeters?

A centimeter is a unit that measures distance, or length. A centimeter is 1/100th of a meter and is abbreviated "cm." A millimeter measures 1/1000th of a meter. The abbreviation for millimeter is "... Read More »
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## How to Convert Millimeters to Cubic Centimeters?

Two units of distance in the metric system are centimeters and millimeters. To find the volume of an object, the metric system uses cubic centimeters, or cm^3, and cubic millimeters, or mm^3. To ac... Read More »
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## How many millimeters is 60 centimeters?

Millimeters (mm) and centimeters (cm) measure length in the metric system. One cm equals 10 mm, which means 60 cm equals 600 millimeters. A meter contains 100 cm, so it would take 1,000 mm to equal... Read More »

## How many centimeters&millimeters are in 1 meter?

There are 10 millimeters to one centimeter, 100 centimeters to one meter and 1,000 millimeters to one meter. In Latin, "mille" translates to thousand and "centi" translates to hundred, which gives ... Read More »

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