# 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 × 10`

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

`cm = 5 dm × 10 = 50 cm`

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

• 1 decimeter (dm) = 100,000,000 nanometers (nm)
• 1 decimeter (dm) = 100,000 microns (µm)
• 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) ≈ 3.937 inches (in)
• 1 decimeter (dm) ≈ 0.328 feet (ft)
• 1 decimeter (dm) ≈ 0.109 yards (yd)
• 1 decimeter (dm) ≈ 0.0000621 miles (mi)
• 1 decimeter (dm) ≈ 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 “decime”, but the name was changed to “decimeter” 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 “centime”, but the name was changed to “centimeter” 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.