Convert cm to dm, dm to cm - Length Conversion
Use these online calculators to convert between centimeters (cm) and decimeters (dm). These Length conversion calculators provide a quick and easy way to convert:
- cm to dm
- dm to cm
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
How to convert cm to dm: Use the conversion calculator on the left 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 on the right 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.
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.
|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|