# Convert 172 cm to fm

In this article I will show you how to convert 172 centimeters into fathoms. Throughout the explanation below I might also call it 172 cm to fm. They are the same thing!

## How to Convert Centimeters to Fathoms

A centimeter is smaller than a fathom. I know that a cm is smaller than a fm because of something called conversion factors.

Put very simply, a conversion factor is a number that can be used to change one set of units to another, by multiplying or dividing it. So when we need to convert 172 centimeters into fathoms, we use a conversion factor to get the answer.

The conversion factor for cm to fm is:

1 cm = 0.0054680664916885 fm

Now that we know what the conversion factor is, we can easily calculate the conversion of 172 cm to fm by multiplying `0.0054680664916885` by the number of centimeters we have, which is 172.

172 x 0.0054680664916885 = 0.94050743657043 fm

So, the answer to the question "what is 172 centimeters in fathoms?" is 0.94050743657043 fm.

## Centimeters to Fathoms Conversion Table

Below is a sample conversion table for cm to fm:

Centimeters (cm) Fathoms (fm)
0.010
0.10
10.01
20.01
30.02
50.03
100.05
200.11
500.27
1000.55
10005.47

## Best Conversion Unit for 172 cm

Sometimes when you work with conversions from one unit to another, the numbers can get a little confusing. Especially when dealing with really large numbers.

I've also calculated what the best unit of measurement is for 172 cm.

To determine which unit is best, I decided to define that as being the unit of measurement which is as low as possible, without going below 1. Smaller numbers are more easily understood and can make it easier for you to understand the measurement.

The best unit of measurement I have found for 172 cm is meters and the amount is 1.72 m.