How Do You Convert Micrometers to Centimeters?

How Do You Convert Micrometers to Centimeters?

How Do You Convert Micrometers to Centimeters?

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.

  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.

  3. Record your answer

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