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

## How to Convert Millimeters to Meters

A millimeter is smaller than a meter. I know that a mm is smaller than a m 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 millimeters into meters, we use a conversion factor to get the answer.

The conversion factor for mm to m is:

Now that we know what the conversion factor is, we can easily calculate the conversion of 500 mm to m by multiplying `0.001`

by the number of millimeters we have, which is 500.

**So, the answer to the question "what is 500 millimeters in meters?" is 0.5 m.**

## Millimeters to Meters Conversion Table

Below is a sample conversion table for mm to m:

Millimeters (mm) | Meters (m) |
---|---|

0.01 | 0 |

0.1 | 0 |

1 | 0 |

2 | 0 |

3 | 0 |

5 | 0.01 |

10 | 0.01 |

20 | 0.02 |

50 | 0.05 |

100 | 0.1 |

1000 | 1 |

## Best Conversion Unit for 500 mm

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 mm.

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 mm is us survey feet and the amount is 1.6404166666667 ft-us.**