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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

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

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.

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