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# How do you convert micrometers to centimeters?

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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.

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1. 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.

2. 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.

Write down your answer, which shows that 1 micrometer is equal to 0.0001 centimeters.

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