# Convert 500 cm to mm

In this article I will show you how to convert 500 centimeters into millimeters. Throughout the explanation below I might also call it 500 cm to mm. They are the same thing!

## How to Convert Centimeters to Millimeters

A centimeter is greater than a millimeter. I know that a cm is greater than a mm 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 500 centimeters into millimeters, we use a conversion factor to get the answer.

The conversion factor for cm to mm is:

1 cm = 10 mm

Now that we know what the conversion factor is, we can easily calculate the conversion of 500 cm to mm by multiplying `10` by the number of centimeters we have, which is 500.

500 x 10 = 5000 mm

So, the answer to the question "what is 500 centimeters in millimeters?" is 5000 mm.

## Centimeters to Millimeters Conversion Table

Below is a sample conversion table for cm to mm:

Centimeters (cm) Millimeters (mm)
0.010.1
0.11
110
220
330
550
10100
20200
50500
1001000
100010000

## Best Conversion Unit for 500 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 500 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 500 cm is fathoms and the amount is 2.7340332458443 fm.