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Convert cm to dm, dm to cm

Convert cm to dm

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Convert dm to cm

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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.

Conversion Formulas

Both centimeter (cm) and decimeter (dm) are units of length in the Metric System. So when you convert between these units, you are performing a conversion between two units within the Metric System.

Let's take a closer look at the conversion formulas so that you can do these conversions yourself either 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

Conversion Examples

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

Centimeter to Decimeter Conversion Example

Task: Convert 24 centimeters to decimeters (show work)

Formula:
cm x 0.1 = dm

Calculations:
24 cm x 0.1 = 2.4 dm

Result:
24 cm is equal to 2.4 dm

Decimeter to Centimeter Conversion Example

Task: Convert 53 decimeters to centimeters (show work)

Formula:
dm x 10 = cm

Calculations:
53 dm x 10 = 530 cm

Result:
53 dm is equal to 530 cm

Conversion Tables

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

Centimeters to Decimeters Conversion Chart

centimeters (cm) decimeters (dm)
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
1000 cm 100 dm

Decimeters to Centimeters Conversion Chart

decimeters (dm) centimeters (cm)
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 1000 cm
250 dm 2500 cm
500 dm 5000 cm
750 dm 7500 cm

Conversion Definitions

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

What is a centimeter (cm)?

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.

What is a decimeter (dm)?

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.

How many centimeters in a decimeter?

There are 10 centimeters in a decimeter.

How many decimeters in a centimeter?

There are 0.1 decimeters in a centimeter.

Understanding the Length Units

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

Unit Symbol Measurement System Description
inches in or " US Customary Units (and Imperial)  
feet ft or ' US Customary Units (and Imperial) 1 foot = 12 inches
yards yd US Customary Units (and Imperial) 1 yard = 3 feet
miles mi US Customary Units (and Imperial) 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