# 500 meters in centimeters

## Conversion

500 meters is equivalent to 50000 centimeters.^{[1]}

## Conversion formula

How to convert 500 meters to centimeters?

We know (by definition) that: $1\mathrm{m}=100\mathrm{cm}$

We can set up a proportion to solve for the number of centimeters.

$\frac{1\mathrm{m}}{500\mathrm{m}}=\frac{100\mathrm{cm}}{x\mathrm{cm}}$Now, we cross multiply to solve for our unknown $x$:

$x\mathrm{cm}=\frac{500\mathrm{m}}{1\mathrm{m}}*100\mathrm{cm}\to x\mathrm{cm}=50000\mathrm{cm}$Conclusion: $500\mathrm{m}=50000\mathrm{cm}$

## Conversion in the opposite direction

The inverse of the conversion factor is that **1 centimeter is equal to 2e-05 times 500 meters**.

It can also be expressed as: 500 meters is equal to $\frac{1}{\mathrm{2e-05}}$ centimeters.

## Approximation

An approximate numerical result would be: **five hundred meters is about fifty thousand centimeters**, or alternatively, *a centimeter is about zero times five hundred meters*.

## Footnotes

[1] The precision is 15 significant digits (fourteen digits to the right of the decimal point).

Results may contain small errors due to the use of floating point arithmetic.