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Definition of Decimetres.

Decimetre is a unit of length measurement in the metric system and the International Systems of Units. Decimetre stands for one-tenth of a meter because the prefix "deci" means "one-tenth." One Decimetre is equal to four inches and also ten centimeters.

What is the symbol of a Decimetre?

The symbol "dm" shows Decimetre.

What is the Decimetres Unit of Measure?

Decimetre (dm) is a metric unit of length measurement in the international system of units. It is equal to ten centimeters and approximately 3.9370 inches. It is one-tenth of a meter and also equal to 100 millimeters.

What is the Current Use of Decimeters?

Decimeters are not usually used as they are too big to be used over centimeters or too small to be used over a foot. People use it in very rare cases.

How to Convert Centimeters to Decimeters?

The easiest way to convert centimeters to decimeters is to use our converter. Or, you can directly divide the value in centimeters by the conversion ratio, i.e., 10. The value in decimeters equals the value in centimeters divided by 10. One decimeter is equal to ten centimeters. You can also switch cm to dm by multiplying the value in centimeters by 0.1

The Centimeter to Decimeters Conversion Formula.

Here is the straightforward formula for centimeter to decimeters conversion,

1 decimeter = 10 centimeters

1 cm = 0.1 dm

d (mm) = d (cm) / 10

For instance,

If you want to convert 5 centimeter to dm,

d (dm) = 5 cm / 10 = 0.5 cm


d (dm) = 5 cm x 0.1 = 0.5 cm

How to Use Our Centimeter to Decimeters Converter?

Using this tool is as easy as walking in the park. You just have to play with the clicks. See how this works for you,

  • Click here to access our centimeter to decimeter calculator.
  • Enter the value of centimeters in the input text box.
  • Click on 'calculate' to get the answer.

You can enter any value in our tool to get an on-the-spot answer every time. If you want to swap the units from 'cm to dm' to 'dm to cm,' click on swap without moving to another page.

How Many Decimeters Are in a Centimeter?

One centimeter is one-tenth of a decimeter.

1 cm = 1/ 10 dm

1 cm = 0.1 dm

1 cm = 1 x 10-1 dm

Why Convert Length From Centimeter to Decimeters?

A decimeter is ten times bigger than a centimeter. When the value of any length is more than 10, it becomes easy to express in a decimeter. Converting centimeters to decimeters gives a small and precise value. Suppose the value of length is 20 centimeters. Then it can be written as 2 decimeters.

There is no certain law that mandates the conversion of a centimeter to a decimeter. It is converted as per one's requirement. Besides, conversion may be done to enrich numerical skills, homework purposes, etc.

What is the difference between centimeters and Decimeters?

Centimeters and decimeters are the measurement units under a metric system. They carry the same quantity but have different values. This is why the centimeter differs from the decimeter.

  • A centimeter is smaller than a decimeter.
  • A decimeter is one-tenth of a meter, while a centimeter is one-hundredth of a meter.
  • 'cm' stands for centimeters, while 'dm' is for decimeters.
  • One centimeter is equal to 0.01 decimeters.
  • One decimeter is equal to 10 centimeters.

Examples of converting Centimeters to Decimeters.

Take help from the below examples to convert cm to dm,

Centimetres Decimeters
0.001 cm 0.0001 dm
0.01 cm 0.001 dm
0.1 cm 0.01 dm
1 cm 0.1 dm
2 cm 0.2 dm
3 cm 0.3 dm
4 cm 0.4 dm
10 cm 1 dm
100 cm 10 dm
1000 cm 100 dm