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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

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

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 cm0.1 dm
2 cm0.2 dm
3 cm0.3 dm
4 cm0.4 dm
5 cm0.5 dm
10 cm1 dm
20 cm2 dm
30 cm3 dm
40 cm4 dm
50 cm5 dm
75 cm7.5 dm
100 cm10 dm
250 cm25 dm
500 cm50 dm
750 cm75 dm
1,000 cm100 dm

Decimeters to Centimeters Conversion Chart

decimeters (dm) centimeters (cm)
0.1 dm1 cm
1 dm10 cm
2 dm20 cm
3 dm30 cm
4 dm40 cm
5 dm50 cm
10 dm100 cm
20 dm200 cm
30 dm300 cm
40 dm400 cm
50 dm500 cm
75 dm750 cm
100 dm1,000 cm
250 dm2,500 cm
500 dm5,000 cm
750 dm7,500 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/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