20 cm to m

20 cm is equal to 0.2 meters.

Understanding the Conversion from Centimeters to Meters

Conversion from centimeters to meters is one of the most common measurements needed in everyday life. This conversion is particularly straightforward since both centimeters and meters are part of the metric system, which is used worldwide because of its ease of use and universality. Here’s a step-by-step explanation of how to convert centimeters to meters, specifically focusing on how 20 cm converts to meters.

Convert 20 cm to all lengths

UnitConverted Value
Nautical mile0.0001079920

Step-by-Step Process of Converting 20 cm to Meters

  1. Identify the conversion factor: The main thing to remember is that there are 100 centimeters in a meter.
  2. Write down the length in centimeters that you want to convert (in this case, 20 cm).
  3. Use the conversion formula: Meters = Centimeters / 100.
  4. Apply the formula: 20 cm / 100 = 0.2 meters.

So, by using this simple formula, you can see that 20 cm equals to 0.2 meters.

Visual Examples in Everyday Life

To further clarify the conversion of 20 cm to meters, let’s consider the real-life size of some common household items. This will provide a practical sense of what approximately 20 centimeters represents.

  • A standard pencil: A regular office pencil is usually about 19 cm long, which is just under 20 cm.
  • Baseball: The diameter of a baseball is about 7.5 cm. If you picture three baseballs aligned, their combined width would be close to 20 cm.
  • DVD case: The width of a standard DVD case is approximately 13.5 cm. If you stack one and a half DVD cases, you’ll get close to 20 cm in height.
  • Photograph in a standard photo album: Standard photographs are often 15 cm by 10 cm. Two photographs stacked on top of each other would exceed 20 cm.
  • Television remote control: A common TV remote control might measure roughly 15-20 cm, making it a good visual reference for 20 cm.
  • Large smartphones: Some of the larger smartphones can measure exactly or just over 20 cm in height.
  • Small ruler: A small school ruler often comes in lengths of 15 cm or 30 cm. So a bit over half a small ruler corresponds to 20 centimeters.
  • Toothbrush: An adult-sized toothbrush typically measures around 19 cm, quite close to 20 cm.
  • Diary or Journal: Medium-sized personal diaries are often around 19-21 cm in height.
  • The length of an A5 sheet of paper (half an A4): An A5 paper is 21 cm tall, slightly more than 20 cm.
  • Men’s wallet: An average men’s wallet is about 9 cm by 12.5 cm. If you think of the diagonal length, it points closer to 20 cm.
  • Decorative table mats: Usually around 20 cm in diameter, these household items are an exact match for understanding this measurement.
  • Christmas tree ornaments: Ornaments vary in size, but many spherical ones are about 10 cm in diameter. Two such ornaments side by side measure 20 cm.
  • Small paperback book: A typical paperback book measures about 12 cm wide and 17 cm tall, close to 20 cm when measured diagonally.
  • Children’s scissors: These are typically just under 20 cm, ideal for a physical sense of the measurement.

These examples help visualize approximately how long 20 centimeters is, making it easier to understand measurements and convert 20 cm to m in practical scenarios.