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centi- means 0.01 or hundredths. There are 100 cm in a meter.

So, a centimeter is 100 times smaller than a meter.

To remember centi- is one hundredth, think of 1 cent is one hundredth of a dollar, or: 1 dollar = 100 cents.

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