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Convert m to km, km to m

Convert m to km

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Convert km to m

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How to convert m to km : Use the conversion calculator titled "Convert m to km". Enter a value in the m field and click on the "Calculate km" button. Your answer will appear in the km field.

How to convert km to m : Use the conversion calculator titled "Convert km to m". Enter a value in the km field and click on the "Calculate m" button. Your answer will appear in the m field.

Conversion Formulas

Let's take a closer look at the conversion formulas so that you can do these conversions yourself with a calculator or with an old-fashioned pencil and paper.

The formula to convert from m to km is:

km = m x 0.001

The formula to convert from km to m is:

m = km x 1,000

Conversion Examples

Next, let's look at some examples showing the work and calculations that are involved in converting between meters (m) and kilometers (km).

Meter to Kilometer Conversion Example

Task: Convert 350 meters to kilometers (show work)

Formula:
m x 0.001 = km

Calculations:
350 m x 0.001 = 0.35 km

Result:
350 m is equal to 0.35 km

Kilometer to Meter Conversion Example

Task: Convert 4.5 kilometers to meters (show work)

Formula:
km x 1,000 = m

Calculations:
4.5 km x 1,000 = 4,500 m

Result:
4.5 km is equal to 4,500 m

Conversion Tables

For quick reference purposes, below are conversion tables that you can use to convert from meters to km, and km to meters.

Meters to Kilometers Conversion Chart

meters (m) kilometers (km)
1 m0.001 km
2 m0.002 km
3 m0.003 km
4 m0.004 km
5 m0.005 km
10 m0.01 km
50 m0.05 km
75 m0.075 km
100 m0.1 km
250 m0.25 km
500 m0.5 km
750 m0.75 km
1,000 m1 km
2,500 m2.5 km
5,000 m5 km
10,000 m10 km
100,000 m100 km

Kilometers to Meters Conversion Chart

kilometers (km) meters (m)
1 km1,000 m
2 km2,000 m
3 km3,000 m
4 km4,000 m
5 km5,000 m
10 km10,000 m
20 km20,000 m
30 km30,000 m
40 km40,000 m
50 km50,000 m
100 km100,000 m
500 km500,000 m
1,000 km1,000,000 m
2,500 km2,500,000 m
5,000 km5,000,000 m
7,500 km7,500,000 m
10,000 km10,000,000 m

Conversion Definitions

The following is a list of definitions relating to conversions between meters and kilometers.

What is a meter (m)?

A meter is a unit of length in the Metric System. The symbol for meter is m. There are 1,000 meters in a kilometer. The International spelling is metre.

What is a kilometer (km)?

A kilometer is a unit of length in the Metric System. The symbol for kilometer is km. There are 1,000 meters in a kilometer. The International spelling is kilometre.

How many meters in a kilometer?

There are 1,000 meters in a kilometer.

How many kilometers in a meter?

There are 0.001 kilometers in a meter.

Understanding the Length Units

This table provides a summary of the Length units within their respective measurement systems.

Unit Symbol Measurement System Description
inches in or " US Customary Units/Imperial System  
feet ft or ' US Customary Units/Imperial System 1 foot = 12 inches
yards yd US Customary Units/Imperial System 1 yard = 3 feet
miles mi US Customary Units/Imperial System 1 mile = 1760 yards or 5280 feet
millimeter mm Metric System 1000 mm = 1 m
centimeter cm Metric System 100 cm = 1 m, 1 cm = 10 mm
decimeter dm Metric System 10 dm = 1 m, 1 dm = 10 cm
meter m Metric System 1 m = 1000 mm, 100 cm, 10 dm
kilometer km Metric System 1 km = 1000 m