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# Which is larger, CM or MM?

**A centimeter is larger than a millimeter.** In the metric system, 1 centimeter is equal to 10 millimeters. To find the answer, one also can compare both of these measurements to the meter.

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Using a metric conversion table, one finds that 1 centimeter is equal to 1/100 of a meter. Likewise, 1 millimeter equals 1/1,000 of a meter. It is evident that a centimeter is bigger than a millimeter.

One also can convert from the metric system to the imperial system to make this comparison in inches. Using conversion tables, one finds that 1 centimeter is equal to 0.3937 inches, and 1 millimeter equals 0.03937 inches. The comparison of these values also shows that a centimeter is bigger.

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