# 17.4 Centimeter to Meter

Convert 17.4 (seventeen) Centimeters to Meters (cm to m) with our conversion calculator.

**17.4 Centimeters to Meters equals 0.1740 m.**

To convert 17.4 cm to meters (m), we use the conversion factor that 1 centimeter (cm) is equal to 0.01 meters (m). This factor is derived from the definition that there are 100 centimeters in a meter. Thus, to perform this conversion, we multiply the value in centimeters by the conversion factor.

The calculation is therefore: (17.4 \, \text{cm} \times 0.01 \, \frac{\text{m}}{\text{cm}} = 0.174 \, \text{m}). This means that 17.4 cm is equal to 0.174 meters. We arrived at this result by understanding the relationship between centimeters and meters, where each centimeter is one-hundredth of a meter. By applying the multiplication, we directly convert centimeters into meters, enabling us to represent the same length in a different unit of measurement that is part of the metric system, thus making it easier to comprehend and relate to other measurements in meters.

Here are 7 items that are approximately 17.4 cm in length:

**A standard pencil (before extensive use):**- Typically around 17 to 20 cm in length.
- Used for writing or drawing.

**A large smartphone:**- Some models are around this length when measured diagonally.
- Used for communication, internet browsing, and photography.

**A short ruler:**- Smaller than the standard 30 cm ruler but useful for quick, smaller measurements.
- Used in schools, offices, and by craft enthusiasts.

**A paperback book’s height:**- Average pocketbook or novel height.
- Used for reading and entertainment.

**A tall drinking glass:**- Common for water or cocktails.
- Used in kitchens and bars.

**The width of a standard keyboard:**- Specifically the numerical keypad section.
- Used for data entry or computer navigation.

**Some gaming console controllers:**- Measured end to end.
- Used for video gaming activities.

Each of these items demonstrates the practical application of measuring and understanding dimensions in centimeters, translating abstract numbers into tangible, relatable objects.