What Percentage of a Meter Stick Is a Centimeter?

100 centimetres are contained on a metre measuring stick, which is one metre (39.37 inches) long. Comparatively, one hundredth of a centimetre is equal to one metre.

The Latin root “centum,” which means “hundred,” and the Greek root “metron,” which means “measure,” are the origins of the term centimetre, which is taken from the late 18th-century French phrase “centimetre.” The metric system, which was originally adopted in France in the middle of the 19th century and subsequently throughout much of the rest of the globe in the latter half of that century, became standardised on the metre as the unit of length measurement. Similar to other prefixes, “centi-” was introduced to denote decimally smaller increments of a metre.

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