Converting micrometers to centimeters is not difficult if you know that there are 10,000 micrometers in 1 centimeter. This means that a micrometer is a 10,000th of a centimeter. You will simply move the decimal point four places to the left or the right.
- Record your starting value in micrometers
Start your equation by writing down, or inputting into a calculator, the micrometer value that you wish to convert to centimeters.
- Divide your micrometer value by 10,000
If you have 1 micrometer, divide 1 by 10,000. A quicker way to work this equation is to move the decimal point to the left four places.
- Record your answer
Write down your answer, which shows that 1 micrometer is equal to 0.0001 centimeters.