The conversion of centimeters to millimeters is a straightforward process and requires only one function to complete. Furthermore, converting 5 cm to mm is the same as any other conversion of cm to mm.
- Divide the number of centimeters by one-tenth
To convert centimeters to millimeters, simply divide the number of centimeters by one tenth. The equation is mm = cm / .1.
- Enter 5 cm into the equation
To find the value of 5 cm in mm, plug 5 cm into the equation. This would be 5 cm / .1
- Solve the equation
In this case, the equation would read 5 cm / .1 = 50 mm.