Decimeters (dm) to Meters (m) Converter

This length unit converter dynamically calculates the value you enter in decimeters (dm) and converts it to its equivalent value in meters (m).

How many decimeters (dm) are in 1 meter (m)? What is the formula for how to convert decimeters to meters (dm to m)?

1 decimeter (dm) = 0.1 meter (m)
So we can say that there is 0.1 meter 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 meter unit of measurement is 0.1.

Inversely (or reciprocally),

1 meter (m) = 10 decimeters (dm)
So we can say that there are 10 decimeters in 1 meter.
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 meter unit of measurement is 10.

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 meters (dm to m). Both formulas will yield the same result. The formulas are:

m = dm ร— 0.1 ย  ย โ†’ This is the formula based on the multiplication conversion factor.

and

m = dm รท 10 ย  ย โ†’ This is the formula based on the division conversion factor.

For example, if you have a length of 37.5 decimeters that you want to convert to meters, you would use either of the two formulas as follows:

m = 37.5 dm ร— 0.1 = 3.75 m
m = 37.5 dm รท 10 = 3.75 m

So, the result is the same using either formula, which is 3.75 meters.

Decimeters to meters (dm to m) 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 meters is needed, here is a decimeters-to-meters 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 meters. These equivalent measurement values may be rounded off to 1 or 2 decimal places when it is mathematically expedient for everyday applications.

decimeters (dm)meters (m)
1 dm0.1 m
2 dm0.2 m
3 dm0.3 m
4 dm0.4 m
5 dm0.5 m
6 dm0.6 m
7 dm0.7 m
8 dm0.8 m
9 dm0.9 m
10 dm1.0 m
11 dm1.1 m
12 dm1.2 m
13 dm1.3 m
14 dm1.4 m
15 dm1.5 m
16 dm1.6 m
17 dm1.7 m
18 dm1.8 m
19 dm1.9 m
20 dm2.0 m
21 dm2.1 m
22 dm2.2 m
23 dm2.3 m
24 dm2.4 m
25 dm2.5 m
26 dm2.6 m
27 dm2.7 m
28 dm2.8 m
29 dm2.9 m
30 dm3.0 m
31 dm3.1 m
32 dm3.2 m
33 dm3.3 m
34 dm3.4 m
35 dm3.5 m
36 dm3.6 m
37 dm3.7 m
38 dm3.8 m
39 dm3.9 m
40 dm4.0 m
41 dm4.1 m
42 dm4.2 m
43 dm4.3 m
44 dm4.4 m
45 dm4.5 m
46 dm4.6 m
47 dm4.7 m
48 dm4.8 m
49 dm4.9 m
50 dm5.0 m
51 dm5.1 m
52 dm5.2 m
53 dm5.3 m
54 dm5.4 m
55 dm5.5 m
56 dm5.6 m
57 dm5.7 m
58 dm5.8 m
59 dm5.9 m
60 dm6.0 m
61 dm6.1 m
62 dm6.2 m
63 dm6.3 m
64 dm6.4 m
65 dm6.5 m
66 dm6.6 m
67 dm6.7 m
68 dm6.8 m
69 dm6.9 m
70 dm7.0 m
71 dm7.1 m
72 dm7.2 m
73 dm7.3 m
74 dm7.4 m
75 dm7.5 m
76 dm7.6 m
77 dm7.7 m
78 dm7.8 m
79 dm7.9 m
80 dm8.0 m
81 dm8.1 m
82 dm8.2 m
83 dm8.3 m
84 dm8.4 m
85 dm8.5 m
86 dm8.6 m
87 dm8.7 m
88 dm8.8 m
89 dm8.9 m
90 dm9.0 m
91 dm9.1 m
92 dm9.2 m
93 dm9.3 m
94 dm9.4 m
95 dm9.5 m
96 dm9.6 m
97 dm9.7 m
98 dm9.8 m
99 dm9.9 m
100 dm10.0 m
decimeters (dm)meters (m)
101 dm10.1 m
102 dm10.2 m
103 dm10.3 m
104 dm10.4 m
105 dm10.5 m
106 dm10.6 m
107 dm10.7 m
108 dm10.8 m
109 dm10.9 m
110 dm11.0 m
111 dm11.1 m
112 dm11.2 m
113 dm11.3 m
114 dm11.4 m
115 dm11.5 m
116 dm11.6 m
117 dm11.7 m
118 dm11.8 m
119 dm11.9 m
120 dm12.0 m
121 dm12.1 m
122 dm12.2 m
123 dm12.3 m
124 dm12.4 m
125 dm12.5 m
126 dm12.6 m
127 dm12.7 m
128 dm12.8 m
129 dm12.9 m
130 dm13.0 m
131 dm13.1 m
132 dm13.2 m
133 dm13.3 m
134 dm13.4 m
135 dm13.5 m
136 dm13.6 m
137 dm13.7 m
138 dm13.8 m
139 dm13.9 m
140 dm14.0 m
141 dm14.1 m
142 dm14.2 m
143 dm14.3 m
144 dm14.4 m
145 dm14.5 m
146 dm14.6 m
147 dm14.7 m
148 dm14.8 m
149 dm14.9 m
150 dm15.0 m
151 dm15.1 m
152 dm15.2 m
153 dm15.3 m
154 dm15.4 m
155 dm15.5 m
156 dm15.6 m
157 dm15.7 m
158 dm15.8 m
159 dm15.9 m
160 dm16.0 m
161 dm16.1 m
162 dm16.2 m
163 dm16.3 m
164 dm16.4 m
165 dm16.5 m
166 dm16.6 m
167 dm16.7 m
168 dm16.8 m
169 dm16.9 m
170 dm17.0 m
171 dm17.1 m
172 dm17.2 m
173 dm17.3 m
174 dm17.4 m
175 dm17.5 m
176 dm17.6 m
177 dm17.7 m
178 dm17.8 m
179 dm17.9 m
180 dm18.0 m
181 dm18.1 m
182 dm18.2 m
183 dm18.3 m
184 dm18.4 m
185 dm18.5 m
186 dm18.6 m
187 dm18.7 m
188 dm18.8 m
189 dm18.9 m
190 dm19.0 m
191 dm19.1 m
192 dm19.2 m
193 dm19.3 m
194 dm19.4 m
195 dm19.5 m
196 dm19.6 m
197 dm19.7 m
198 dm19.8 m
199 dm19.9 m
200 dm20.0 m

Conversion factor of 1 decimeter 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 meter (m)?

Definition of meter: The meter is the base unit of length in the International System of Units (SI), commonly known as the metric system. A meter is defined as the distance light travels in a vacuum in 1/299,792,458 seconds. It is widely used globally as the standard unit for measuring length.

The abbreviation for meter is m.