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 × 10→ This is the formula based on the multiplication conversion factor.

and

cm = dm ÷ 0.1→ 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 × 10 = 140 cm

cm = 14 dm ÷ 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) |
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1 dm | 10 cm |

2 dm | 20 cm |

3 dm | 30 cm |

4 dm | 40 cm |

5 dm | 50 cm |

6 dm | 60 cm |

7 dm | 70 cm |

8 dm | 80 cm |

9 dm | 90 cm |

10 dm | 100 cm |

11 dm | 110 cm |

12 dm | 120 cm |

13 dm | 130 cm |

14 dm | 140 cm |

15 dm | 150 cm |

16 dm | 160 cm |

17 dm | 170 cm |

18 dm | 180 cm |

19 dm | 190 cm |

20 dm | 200 cm |

21 dm | 210 cm |

22 dm | 220 cm |

23 dm | 230 cm |

24 dm | 240 cm |

25 dm | 250 cm |

26 dm | 260 cm |

27 dm | 270 cm |

28 dm | 280 cm |

29 dm | 290 cm |

30 dm | 300 cm |

31 dm | 310 cm |

32 dm | 320 cm |

33 dm | 330 cm |

34 dm | 340 cm |

35 dm | 350 cm |

36 dm | 360 cm |

37 dm | 370 cm |

38 dm | 380 cm |

39 dm | 390 cm |

40 dm | 400 cm |

41 dm | 410 cm |

42 dm | 420 cm |

43 dm | 430 cm |

44 dm | 440 cm |

45 dm | 450 cm |

46 dm | 460 cm |

47 dm | 470 cm |

48 dm | 480 cm |

49 dm | 490 cm |

50 dm | 500 cm |

51 dm | 510 cm |

52 dm | 520 cm |

53 dm | 530 cm |

54 dm | 540 cm |

55 dm | 550 cm |

56 dm | 560 cm |

57 dm | 570 cm |

58 dm | 580 cm |

59 dm | 590 cm |

60 dm | 600 cm |

61 dm | 610 cm |

62 dm | 620 cm |

63 dm | 630 cm |

64 dm | 640 cm |

65 dm | 650 cm |

66 dm | 660 cm |

67 dm | 670 cm |

68 dm | 680 cm |

69 dm | 690 cm |

70 dm | 700 cm |

71 dm | 710 cm |

72 dm | 720 cm |

73 dm | 730 cm |

74 dm | 740 cm |

75 dm | 750 cm |

76 dm | 760 cm |

77 dm | 770 cm |

78 dm | 780 cm |

79 dm | 790 cm |

80 dm | 800 cm |

81 dm | 810 cm |

82 dm | 820 cm |

83 dm | 830 cm |

84 dm | 840 cm |

85 dm | 850 cm |

86 dm | 860 cm |

87 dm | 870 cm |

88 dm | 880 cm |

89 dm | 890 cm |

90 dm | 900 cm |

91 dm | 910 cm |

92 dm | 920 cm |

93 dm | 930 cm |

94 dm | 940 cm |

95 dm | 950 cm |

96 dm | 960 cm |

97 dm | 970 cm |

98 dm | 980 cm |

99 dm | 990 cm |

100 dm | 1,000 cm |

decimeters (dm) | centimeters (cm) |
---|---|

101 dm | 1,010 cm |

102 dm | 1,020 cm |

103 dm | 1,030 cm |

104 dm | 1,040 cm |

105 dm | 1,050 cm |

106 dm | 1,060 cm |

107 dm | 1,070 cm |

108 dm | 1,080 cm |

109 dm | 1,090 cm |

110 dm | 1,100 cm |

111 dm | 1,110 cm |

112 dm | 1,120 cm |

113 dm | 1,130 cm |

114 dm | 1,140 cm |

115 dm | 1,150 cm |

116 dm | 1,160 cm |

117 dm | 1,170 cm |

118 dm | 1,180 cm |

119 dm | 1,190 cm |

120 dm | 1,200 cm |

121 dm | 1,210 cm |

122 dm | 1,220 cm |

123 dm | 1,230 cm |

124 dm | 1,240 cm |

125 dm | 1,250 cm |

126 dm | 1,260 cm |

127 dm | 1,270 cm |

128 dm | 1,280 cm |

129 dm | 1,290 cm |

130 dm | 1,300 cm |

131 dm | 1,310 cm |

132 dm | 1,320 cm |

133 dm | 1,330 cm |

134 dm | 1,340 cm |

135 dm | 1,350 cm |

136 dm | 1,360 cm |

137 dm | 1,370 cm |

138 dm | 1,380 cm |

139 dm | 1,390 cm |

140 dm | 1,400 cm |

141 dm | 1,410 cm |

142 dm | 1,420 cm |

143 dm | 1,430 cm |

144 dm | 1,440 cm |

145 dm | 1,450 cm |

146 dm | 1,460 cm |

147 dm | 1,470 cm |

148 dm | 1,480 cm |

149 dm | 1,490 cm |

150 dm | 1,500 cm |

151 dm | 1,510 cm |

152 dm | 1,520 cm |

153 dm | 1,530 cm |

154 dm | 1,540 cm |

155 dm | 1,550 cm |

156 dm | 1,560 cm |

157 dm | 1,570 cm |

158 dm | 1,580 cm |

159 dm | 1,590 cm |

160 dm | 1,600 cm |

161 dm | 1,610 cm |

162 dm | 1,620 cm |

163 dm | 1,630 cm |

164 dm | 1,640 cm |

165 dm | 1,650 cm |

166 dm | 1,660 cm |

167 dm | 1,670 cm |

168 dm | 1,680 cm |

169 dm | 1,690 cm |

170 dm | 1,700 cm |

171 dm | 1,710 cm |

172 dm | 1,720 cm |

173 dm | 1,730 cm |

174 dm | 1,740 cm |

175 dm | 1,750 cm |

176 dm | 1,760 cm |

177 dm | 1,770 cm |

178 dm | 1,780 cm |

179 dm | 1,790 cm |

180 dm | 1,800 cm |

181 dm | 1,810 cm |

182 dm | 1,820 cm |

183 dm | 1,830 cm |

184 dm | 1,840 cm |

185 dm | 1,850 cm |

186 dm | 1,860 cm |

187 dm | 1,870 cm |

188 dm | 1,880 cm |

189 dm | 1,890 cm |

190 dm | 1,900 cm |

191 dm | 1,910 cm |

192 dm | 1,920 cm |

193 dm | 1,930 cm |

194 dm | 1,940 cm |

195 dm | 1,950 cm |

196 dm | 1,960 cm |

197 dm | 1,970 cm |

198 dm | 1,980 cm |

199 dm | 1,990 cm |

200 dm | 2,000 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 (µm)
- 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 ㍷ (U+3377) represents the 2-character Latin abbreviation for decimeter. The Windows Alt code for this character ㍷ 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 ㎝ (U+339D) represents the 2-character Latin abbreviation for centimeter. The Windows Alt code for this character ㎝ is Alt + 13213.