# Convert cm to dm, dm to cm - Length Conversion

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

## Conversion Calculators

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

### Convert cm to dm

### Convert dm to cm

* If the result of your conversion is 0, try increasing the "Decimals".

## 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 10 centimeters in a decimeter. 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 0.1 decimeters in a centimeter. The International spelling is decimetre.

## 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 ÷ 10

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 from centimeters to decimeters (cm to dm) or converting from decimeters to centimeters (dm to cm).

### Centimeter to Decimeter Conversion Example

Task: Convert 24 centimeters to decimeters (show work)Formula:cm ÷ 10 = dmCalculations:24 cm ÷ 10 = 2.4 dmResult: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 = cmCalculations:53 dm x 10 = 530 cmResult: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) |
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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 |

6 cm | 0.6 dm |

7 cm | 0.7 dm |

8 cm | 0.8 dm |

9 cm | 0.9 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 |

2,500 cm | 250 dm |

5,000 cm | 500 dm |

7,500 cm | 750 dm |

10,000 cm | 1,000 dm |

25,000 cm | 2,500 dm |

50,000 cm | 5,000 dm |

75,000 cm | 7,500 dm |

100,000 cm | 10,000 dm |

250,000 cm | 25,000 dm |

### Decimeters to Centimeters Conversion Chart

decimeters (dm) | centimeters (cm) |
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1 dm | 10 cm |

2 dm | 20 cm |

3 dm | 30 cm |

4 dm | 40 cm |

5 dm | 50 cm |

6 dm | 60 cm |

7 dm | 70 cm |

8 dm | 80 cm |

9 dm | 90 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 |

1,000 dm | 10,000 cm |

2,500 dm | 25,000 cm |

5,000 dm | 50,000 cm |

7,500 dm | 75,000 cm |

10,000 dm | 100,000 cm |

25,000 dm | 250,000 cm |

50,000 dm | 500,000 cm |

75,000 dm | 750,000 cm |

100,000 dm | 1,000,000 cm |

250,000 dm | 2,500,000 cm |

## 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 |

millimeters | mm | Metric System | 1 m = 1,000 mm |

centimeters | cm | Metric System | 1 m = 100 cm |

decimeters | dm | Metric System | 1 m = 10 dm |

meters | m | Metric System | base unit |

hectometers | hm | Metric System | 1 hm = 100 m |

kilometers | km | Metric System | 1 km = 1,000 m |

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