Meters (m) to Decimeters (dm) Converter

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

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

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

Inversely (or reciprocally),

1 decimeter (dm) = 0.1 meter (m)
So we can say that there is 0.1 meter in 1 decimeter.
This means that the division conversion factor to convert a quantity expressed in a meter unit of measurement to an equivalent quantity expressed in a decimeter 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 meters to an equivalent quantity of length expressed in decimeters (m to dm). Both formulas will yield the same result. The formulas are:

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

and

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

For example, if you have a length of 1.75 meters that you want to convert to decimeters, you would use either of the two formulas as follows:

dm = 1.75 m ร— 10 = 17.5 dm
dm = 1.75 m รท 0.1 = 17.5 dm

So, the result is the same using either formula, which is 17.5 decimeters.

Meters to decimeters (m to dm) 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 meters to decimeters is needed, here is a meters-to-decimeters conversion chart for your quick and easy reference. This conversion chart (or conversion table) shows common measurement values of length in meters and their equivalent measurement values in decimeters. These equivalent measurement values may be rounded off to 1 or 2 decimal places when it is mathematically expedient for everyday applications.

meters (m)decimeters (dm)
1 m10 dm
2 m20 dm
3 m30 dm
4 m40 dm
5 m50 dm
6 m60 dm
7 m70 dm
8 m80 dm
9 m90 dm
10 m100 dm
11 m110 dm
12 m120 dm
13 m130 dm
14 m140 dm
15 m150 dm
16 m160 dm
17 m170 dm
18 m180 dm
19 m190 dm
20 m200 dm
21 m210 dm
22 m220 dm
23 m230 dm
24 m240 dm
25 m250 dm
26 m260 dm
27 m270 dm
28 m280 dm
29 m290 dm
30 m300 dm
31 m310 dm
32 m320 dm
33 m330 dm
34 m340 dm
35 m350 dm
36 m360 dm
37 m370 dm
38 m380 dm
39 m390 dm
40 m400 dm
41 m410 dm
42 m420 dm
43 m430 dm
44 m440 dm
45 m450 dm
46 m460 dm
47 m470 dm
48 m480 dm
49 m490 dm
50 m500 dm
51 m510 dm
52 m520 dm
53 m530 dm
54 m540 dm
55 m550 dm
56 m560 dm
57 m570 dm
58 m580 dm
59 m590 dm
60 m600 dm
61 m610 dm
62 m620 dm
63 m630 dm
64 m640 dm
65 m650 dm
66 m660 dm
67 m670 dm
68 m680 dm
69 m690 dm
70 m700 dm
71 m710 dm
72 m720 dm
73 m730 dm
74 m740 dm
75 m750 dm
76 m760 dm
77 m770 dm
78 m780 dm
79 m790 dm
80 m800 dm
81 m810 dm
82 m820 dm
83 m830 dm
84 m840 dm
85 m850 dm
86 m860 dm
87 m870 dm
88 m880 dm
89 m890 dm
90 m900 dm
91 m910 dm
92 m920 dm
93 m930 dm
94 m940 dm
95 m950 dm
96 m960 dm
97 m970 dm
98 m980 dm
99 m990 dm
100 m1,000 dm
meters (m)decimeters (dm)
101 m1,010 dm
102 m1,020 dm
103 m1,030 dm
104 m1,040 dm
105 m1,050 dm
106 m1,060 dm
107 m1,070 dm
108 m1,080 dm
109 m1,090 dm
110 m1,100 dm
111 m1,110 dm
112 m1,120 dm
113 m1,130 dm
114 m1,140 dm
115 m1,150 dm
116 m1,160 dm
117 m1,170 dm
118 m1,180 dm
119 m1,190 dm
120 m1,200 dm
121 m1,210 dm
122 m1,220 dm
123 m1,230 dm
124 m1,240 dm
125 m1,250 dm
126 m1,260 dm
127 m1,270 dm
128 m1,280 dm
129 m1,290 dm
130 m1,300 dm
131 m1,310 dm
132 m1,320 dm
133 m1,330 dm
134 m1,340 dm
135 m1,350 dm
136 m1,360 dm
137 m1,370 dm
138 m1,380 dm
139 m1,390 dm
140 m1,400 dm
141 m1,410 dm
142 m1,420 dm
143 m1,430 dm
144 m1,440 dm
145 m1,450 dm
146 m1,460 dm
147 m1,470 dm
148 m1,480 dm
149 m1,490 dm
150 m1,500 dm
151 m1,510 dm
152 m1,520 dm
153 m1,530 dm
154 m1,540 dm
155 m1,550 dm
156 m1,560 dm
157 m1,570 dm
158 m1,580 dm
159 m1,590 dm
160 m1,600 dm
161 m1,610 dm
162 m1,620 dm
163 m1,630 dm
164 m1,640 dm
165 m1,650 dm
166 m1,660 dm
167 m1,670 dm
168 m1,680 dm
169 m1,690 dm
170 m1,700 dm
171 m1,710 dm
172 m1,720 dm
173 m1,730 dm
174 m1,740 dm
175 m1,750 dm
176 m1,760 dm
177 m1,770 dm
178 m1,780 dm
179 m1,790 dm
180 m1,800 dm
181 m1,810 dm
182 m1,820 dm
183 m1,830 dm
184 m1,840 dm
185 m1,850 dm
186 m1,860 dm
187 m1,870 dm
188 m1,880 dm
189 m1,890 dm
190 m1,900 dm
191 m1,910 dm
192 m1,920 dm
193 m1,930 dm
194 m1,940 dm
195 m1,950 dm
196 m1,960 dm
197 m1,970 dm
198 m1,980 dm
199 m1,990 dm
200 m2,000 dm

Conversion factor of 1 meter to other units of length

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

  • 1 meter (m) = 1,000,000,000 nanometers (nm)
  • 1 meter (m) = 1,000,000 micrometers (ยตm)
  • 1 meter (m) = 1,000 millimeters (mm)
  • 1 meter (m) = 100 centimeters (cm)
  • 1 meter (m) = 10 decimeters (dm)
  • 1 meter (m) = 0.001 kilometer (km)
  • 1 meter (m) = 39.370078740157 inches (in)
  • 1 meter (m) = 3.2808398950131 feet (ft)
  • 1 meter (m) = 1.0936132983377 yards (yd)
  • 1 meter (m) = 0.00062137119223733 mile (mi)
  • 1 meter (m) = 0.00053995680345572 nautical mile (nmi)

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.

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.