Decimeters (dm) to Centimeters (cm) Converter

This length unit converter dynamically calculates a value you enter in decimeters (dm) and converts it to its equivalent value in centimeters (cm).

How many decimeters (dm) are in a centimeter (cm)? What is the formula for how to convert decimeters to centimeters (dm to cm)?

1 decimeter (dm) = 10 centimeters (cm)
So we can say that there are 10 centimeters in 1 decimeter.
This means that the multiplication conversion factor to convert a quantity expressed in a decimeter unit of measurement to an equivalent quantity expressed in a centimeter unit of measurement is 10.

Inversely (or reciprocally),

1 centimeter (cm) = 0.1 decimeter (dm)
So we can say that there is 0.1 decimeter in 1 centimeter.
This means that the division conversion factor to convert a quantity expressed in a decimeter unit of measurement to an equivalent quantity expressed in a centimeter unit of measurement is 0.1.

Knowing this inverse mathematical relationship between the two conversion factors and their reciprocal operations, we can derive two formulas to calculate and convert a quantity of length expressed in decimeters to an equivalent quantity of length expressed in centimeters (dm to cm). Both formulas will yield the same result. The formulas are:

cm = dm ร— 10 ย  ย โ†’ This is the formula based on the multiplication conversion factor.

and

cm = dm รท 0.1 ย  ย โ†’ This is the formula based on the division conversion factor.

For example, if you have a length of 14 decimeters that you want to convert to centimeters, you would use either of the two formulas as follows:

cm = 14 dm ร— 10 = 140 cm
cm = 14 dm รท 0.1 = 140 cm

So, the result is the same using either formula, which is 140 centimeters.

Decimeters to centimeters (dm to cm) conversion chart

To save you time and effort spent on having to perform manual calculations or look up conversion formulas every time a conversion from decimeters to centimeters is needed, here is a decimeters-to-centimeters conversion chart for your quick and easy reference. This conversion chart (or conversion table) shows common measurement values of length in decimeters and their equivalent measurement values in centimeters. These equivalent measurement values may be rounded off to 1 or 2 decimal places when it is mathematically expedient for everyday applications.

decimeters (dm)centimeters (cm)
1 dm10 cm
2 dm20 cm
3 dm30 cm
4 dm40 cm
5 dm50 cm
6 dm60 cm
7 dm70 cm
8 dm80 cm
9 dm90 cm
10 dm100 cm
11 dm110 cm
12 dm120 cm
13 dm130 cm
14 dm140 cm
15 dm150 cm
16 dm160 cm
17 dm170 cm
18 dm180 cm
19 dm190 cm
20 dm200 cm
21 dm210 cm
22 dm220 cm
23 dm230 cm
24 dm240 cm
25 dm250 cm
26 dm260 cm
27 dm270 cm
28 dm280 cm
29 dm290 cm
30 dm300 cm
31 dm310 cm
32 dm320 cm
33 dm330 cm
34 dm340 cm
35 dm350 cm
36 dm360 cm
37 dm370 cm
38 dm380 cm
39 dm390 cm
40 dm400 cm
41 dm410 cm
42 dm420 cm
43 dm430 cm
44 dm440 cm
45 dm450 cm
46 dm460 cm
47 dm470 cm
48 dm480 cm
49 dm490 cm
50 dm500 cm
51 dm510 cm
52 dm520 cm
53 dm530 cm
54 dm540 cm
55 dm550 cm
56 dm560 cm
57 dm570 cm
58 dm580 cm
59 dm590 cm
60 dm600 cm
61 dm610 cm
62 dm620 cm
63 dm630 cm
64 dm640 cm
65 dm650 cm
66 dm660 cm
67 dm670 cm
68 dm680 cm
69 dm690 cm
70 dm700 cm
71 dm710 cm
72 dm720 cm
73 dm730 cm
74 dm740 cm
75 dm750 cm
76 dm760 cm
77 dm770 cm
78 dm780 cm
79 dm790 cm
80 dm800 cm
81 dm810 cm
82 dm820 cm
83 dm830 cm
84 dm840 cm
85 dm850 cm
86 dm860 cm
87 dm870 cm
88 dm880 cm
89 dm890 cm
90 dm900 cm
91 dm910 cm
92 dm920 cm
93 dm930 cm
94 dm940 cm
95 dm950 cm
96 dm960 cm
97 dm970 cm
98 dm980 cm
99 dm990 cm
100 dm1,000 cm
decimeters (dm)centimeters (cm)
101 dm1,010 cm
102 dm1,020 cm
103 dm1,030 cm
104 dm1,040 cm
105 dm1,050 cm
106 dm1,060 cm
107 dm1,070 cm
108 dm1,080 cm
109 dm1,090 cm
110 dm1,100 cm
111 dm1,110 cm
112 dm1,120 cm
113 dm1,130 cm
114 dm1,140 cm
115 dm1,150 cm
116 dm1,160 cm
117 dm1,170 cm
118 dm1,180 cm
119 dm1,190 cm
120 dm1,200 cm
121 dm1,210 cm
122 dm1,220 cm
123 dm1,230 cm
124 dm1,240 cm
125 dm1,250 cm
126 dm1,260 cm
127 dm1,270 cm
128 dm1,280 cm
129 dm1,290 cm
130 dm1,300 cm
131 dm1,310 cm
132 dm1,320 cm
133 dm1,330 cm
134 dm1,340 cm
135 dm1,350 cm
136 dm1,360 cm
137 dm1,370 cm
138 dm1,380 cm
139 dm1,390 cm
140 dm1,400 cm
141 dm1,410 cm
142 dm1,420 cm
143 dm1,430 cm
144 dm1,440 cm
145 dm1,450 cm
146 dm1,460 cm
147 dm1,470 cm
148 dm1,480 cm
149 dm1,490 cm
150 dm1,500 cm
151 dm1,510 cm
152 dm1,520 cm
153 dm1,530 cm
154 dm1,540 cm
155 dm1,550 cm
156 dm1,560 cm
157 dm1,570 cm
158 dm1,580 cm
159 dm1,590 cm
160 dm1,600 cm
161 dm1,610 cm
162 dm1,620 cm
163 dm1,630 cm
164 dm1,640 cm
165 dm1,650 cm
166 dm1,660 cm
167 dm1,670 cm
168 dm1,680 cm
169 dm1,690 cm
170 dm1,700 cm
171 dm1,710 cm
172 dm1,720 cm
173 dm1,730 cm
174 dm1,740 cm
175 dm1,750 cm
176 dm1,760 cm
177 dm1,770 cm
178 dm1,780 cm
179 dm1,790 cm
180 dm1,800 cm
181 dm1,810 cm
182 dm1,820 cm
183 dm1,830 cm
184 dm1,840 cm
185 dm1,850 cm
186 dm1,860 cm
187 dm1,870 cm
188 dm1,880 cm
189 dm1,890 cm
190 dm1,900 cm
191 dm1,910 cm
192 dm1,920 cm
193 dm1,930 cm
194 dm1,940 cm
195 dm1,950 cm
196 dm1,960 cm
197 dm1,970 cm
198 dm1,980 cm
199 dm1,990 cm
200 dm2,000 cm

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

Here is a reference list providing a conversion of 1 decimeter (dm) to its equivalent values in various units of length, both metric and imperial:

  • 1 decimeter (dm) = 100,000,000 nanometers (nm)
  • 1 decimeter (dm) = 100,000 micrometers (ยตm)
  • 1 decimeter (dm) = 100 millimeters (mm)
  • 1 decimeter (dm) = 10 centimeters (cm)
  • 1 decimeter (dm) = 0.1 meter (m)
  • 1 decimeter (dm) = 0.0001 kilometer (km)
  • 1 decimeter (dm) = 3.9370078740157 inches (in)
  • 1 decimeter (dm) = 0.32808398950131 foot (ft)
  • 1 decimeter (dm) = 0.10936132983377 yard (yd)
  • 1 decimeter (dm) = 0.000062137119223733 mile (mi)
  • 1 decimeter (dm) = 0.000053995680345572 nautical mile (nmi)

What is a decimeter (dm)?

Definition of decimeter: A decimeter is a unit of length in the International System of Units (SI), commonly known as the metric system. It is equivalent to one tenth of a meter (0.1 m). It is less commonly used than centimeters or meters but can be useful for intermediate measurements.

The abbreviation for decimeter is dm. The single Unicode character ใท (U+3377) represents the 2-character Latin abbreviation for decimeter. The Windows Alt code for this character ใท is Alt + 13175.

What is a centimeter (cm)?

Definition of centimeter: A centimeter is a unit of length in the International System of Units (SI), commonly known as the metric system. It is equal to one hundredth of a meter (10^-2 m). It is often used for everyday measurements involving shorter distances than meters, such as human height.

The abbreviation for centimeter is cm. The single Unicode character ใŽ (U+339D) represents the 2-character Latin abbreviation for centimeter. The Windows Alt code for this character ใŽ is Alt + 13213.