Science, Tech, Math › Science Converting Millimeters to Meters Example Problem An example problem of a worked unit conversion Share Flipboard Email Print wwing, Getty Images Science Chemistry Basics Chemical Laws Molecules Periodic Table Projects & Experiments Scientific Method Biochemistry Physical Chemistry Medical Chemistry Chemistry In Everyday Life Famous Chemists Activities for Kids Abbreviations & Acronyms Biology Physics Geology Astronomy Weather & Climate By Anne Marie Helmenstine, Ph.D. Chemistry Expert Ph.D., Biomedical Sciences, University of Tennessee at Knoxville B.A., Physics and Mathematics, Hastings College Dr. Helmenstine holds a Ph.D. in biomedical sciences and is a science writer, educator, and consultant. She has taught science courses at the high school, college, and graduate levels. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Anne Marie Helmenstine, Ph.D. Updated February 01, 2018 This example problem demonstrates how to convert millimeters to meters. Millimeters to Meters Problem Express 5810 millimeters in meters. Solution 1 meter = 1000 millimetersSet up the conversion so that the desired unit will be canceled out. In this case, we want m to be the remaining unit.distance in m = (distance in mm) x (1 m/1000 mm)distance in m = (5810/1000) mdistance in m = 5.810 m Answer 5810 millimeters is 5.810 meters.