Decimeters (dm) to Centimeters (cm) Converter

How many Decimeters (dm) are in a Centimeter (cm)?

There are 10 decimeters (dm) in a centimeter (cm). This means that one centimeter is equal to 10 decimeters.

What is the formula for how to convert Decimeters (dm) to Centimeters (cm)?

The formula to convert decimeters (dm) to centimeters (cm) is:

cm = dm ร— 10

For example, to convert 5 decimeters to centimeters, we would use the following formula:

cm = 5 dm ร— 10 = 50 cm

Decimeters (dm) to Centimeters (cm) conversion table

Decimeters (dm)Centimeters (cm)
110
220
330
440
550
660
770
880
990
10100

Conversion of 1 Decimeter (dm) to other units of length

  • 1 decimeter (dm) = 100,000,000 nanometers (nm)
  • 1 decimeter (dm) = 100,000 microns (ยตm)
  • 1 decimeter (dm) = 1,000 millimeters (mm)
  • 1 decimeter (dm) = 100 centimeters (cm)
  • 1 decimeter (dm) = 1 meter (m)
  • 1 decimeter (dm) = 0.001 kilometers (km)
  • 1 decimeter (dm) โ‰ˆ 3.937 inches (in)
  • 1 decimeter (dm) โ‰ˆ 0.328 feet (ft)
  • 1 decimeter (dm) โ‰ˆ 0.109 yards (yd)
  • 1 decimeter (dm) โ‰ˆ 0.0000621 miles (mi)
  • 1 decimeter (dm) โ‰ˆ 0.0000539 nautical miles (nmi)

What is a Decimeter (dm)?

A decimeter (dm) is a unit of length in the International System of Units (SI), equal to one tenth of a meter, ten centimeters, or 3.937 inches. The decimeter was first defined in 1795 as part of the original metric system. It was originally called a โ€œdecimeโ€, but the name was changed to โ€œdecimeterโ€ in 1875. The decimeter is part of the metric system of measurement. The metric system is a decimal-based system of measurement that is used by most countries in the world.

To provide a sense of scale, consider that:

  • The average human palm is about 10 decimeters wide.
  • A standard pencil is about 1.5 decimeters long.

What is a Centimeter (cm)?

A centimeter (cm) is a unit of length in the International System of Units (SI), equal to one hundredth of a meter, ten millimeters, or 0.3937 inches. The centimeter was first defined in 1795 as part of the original metric system. It was originally called a โ€œcentimeโ€, but the name was changed to โ€œcentimeterโ€ in 1875. The centimeter is part of the metric system of measurement. The metric system is a decimal-based system of measurement that is used by most countries in the world.

To provide a sense of scale, consider that:

  • A standard ballpoint pen is about 14 centimeters long.
  • A standard ruler is about 30 centimeters long.