Online calculators to convert centimeters to decimeters (cm to dm) and decimeters to centimeters (dm to cm) with additional formulas, examples, and conversion tables. Our conversions provide a quick and easy way to convert between these units.

Enter your value in one of the conversion calculators below to **convert cm to dm ** or **convert dm to cm**.

**How to convert cm to dm **: Use the conversion calculator titled "Convert cm to dm". Enter a value in the cm field and click on the "Calculate dm" button. Your answer will appear in the dm field.

**How to convert dm to cm **: Use the conversion calculator titled "Convert dm to cm". Enter a value in the dm field and click on the "Calculate cm" button. Your answer will appear in the cm field.

Let's take a closer look at the conversion formulas so that you can do these conversions yourself with a calculator or with an old-fashioned pencil and paper.

The formula to convert from cm to dm is:

dm = cm x 0.1

The formula to convert from dm to cm is:

cm = dm x 10

Next, let's look at some examples showing the work and calculations that are involved in converting between centimeters (cm) and decimeters (dm).

Task: Convert 24 centimeters to decimeters (show work)Formula:cm x 0.1 = dmCalculations:24 cm x 0.1 = 2.4 dmResult:24 cm is equal to 2.4 dm

Task: Convert 53 decimeters to centimeters (show work)Formula:dm x 10 = cmCalculations:53 dm x 10 = 530 cmResult:53 dm is equal to 530 cm

For quick reference purposes, below are conversion tables that you can use to convert from cm to dm, and dm to cm.

centimeters (cm) | decimeters (dm) |
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1 cm | 0.1 dm |

2 cm | 0.2 dm |

3 cm | 0.3 dm |

4 cm | 0.4 dm |

5 cm | 0.5 dm |

10 cm | 1 dm |

20 cm | 2 dm |

30 cm | 3 dm |

40 cm | 4 dm |

50 cm | 5 dm |

75 cm | 7.5 dm |

100 cm | 10 dm |

250 cm | 25 dm |

500 cm | 50 dm |

750 cm | 75 dm |

1,000 cm | 100 dm |

decimeters (dm) | centimeters (cm) |
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0.1 dm | 1 cm |

1 dm | 10 cm |

2 dm | 20 cm |

3 dm | 30 cm |

4 dm | 40 cm |

5 dm | 50 cm |

10 dm | 100 cm |

20 dm | 200 cm |

30 dm | 300 cm |

40 dm | 400 cm |

50 dm | 500 cm |

75 dm | 750 cm |

100 dm | 1,000 cm |

250 dm | 2,500 cm |

500 dm | 5,000 cm |

750 dm | 7,500 cm |

The following is a list of definitions relating to conversions between centimeters and decimeters.

A centimeter is a unit of length in the Metric System. The symbol for centimeter is cm. There are 100 centimeters in a meter. The International spelling is centimetre.

A decimeter is a unit of length in the Metric System. The symbol for decimeter is dm. There are 10 decimeters in a meter. The International spelling is decimetre.

There are 10 centimeters in a decimeter.

There are 0.1 decimeters in a centimeter.

This table provides a summary of the Length units within their respective measurement systems.

Unit | Symbol | Measurement System | Description |
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inches | in or " | US Customary Units/Imperial System | |

feet | ft or ' | US Customary Units/Imperial System | 1 foot = 12 inches |

yards | yd | US Customary Units/Imperial System | 1 yard = 3 feet |

miles | mi | US Customary Units/Imperial System | 1 mile = 1760 yards or 5280 feet |

millimeter | mm | Metric System | 1000 mm = 1 m |

centimeter | cm | Metric System | 100 cm = 1 m, 1 cm = 10 mm |

decimeter | dm | Metric System | 10 dm = 1 m, 1 dm = 10 cm |

meter | m | Metric System | 1 m = 1000 mm, 100 cm, 10 dm |

kilometer | km | Metric System | 1 km = 1000 m |