Psh-shaw. Americans don’t need to learn that Metric system nonsense. We have our own system, the imperial system, with random measurements that make absolutely no sense. There’re 12 inches in a foot, 3 feet in a yard, and 1,760 yards in a mile. We love this confusing measurement system, and we’re not going to give it up!
If you ask us how to convert centimeters into meters, of course, the answer is to remove centi. What, would you have us divide centimeters by 100? How ridiculous is that? If you asked us to divide it by 136 or something weird, we’d be totally on board.