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

Online calculators to convert decimeters to kilometers (dm to km) and kilometers to decimeters (km to dm) 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 dm to km ** or **convert km to dm**.

### Convert dm to km

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* 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 decimeters and kilometers.

### What is a decimeter (dm)?

A decimeter is a unit of length in the Metric System. The symbol for decimeter is dm. There are 10,000 decimeters in a kilometer. The International spelling is decimetre.

### What is a kilometer (km)?

A kilometer is a unit of length in the Metric System. The symbol for kilometer is km. There are 0.0001 kilometers in a decimeter. The International spelling is kilometre.

## 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 dm to km is:

km = dm ÷ 10,000

The formula to convert from km to dm is:

dm = km x 10,000

## Conversion Examples

Next, let's look at some examples showing the work and calculations that are involved in converting from decimeters to kilometers (dm to km) or converting from kilometers to decimeters (km to dm).

### Decimeter to Kilometer Conversion Example

Task: Convert 45,000 decimeters to kilometers (show work)Formula:dm ÷ 10,000 = kmCalculations:45,000 dm ÷ 10,000 = 4.5 kmResult:45,000 dm is equal to 4.5 km

### Kilometer to Decimeter Conversion Example

Task: Convert 18 kilometers to decimeters (show work)Formula:km x 10,000 = dmCalculations:18 km x 10,000 = 180,000 dmResult:18 km is equal to 180,000 dm

## Conversion Tables

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

### Decimeters to Kilometers Conversion Chart

decimeters (dm) | kilometers (km) |
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1 dm | 0.0001 km |

2 dm | 0.0002 km |

3 dm | 0.0003 km |

4 dm | 0.0004 km |

5 dm | 0.0005 km |

6 dm | 0.0006 km |

7 dm | 0.0007 km |

8 dm | 0.0008 km |

9 dm | 0.0009 km |

10 dm | 0.001 km |

20 dm | 0.002 km |

30 dm | 0.003 km |

40 dm | 0.004 km |

50 dm | 0.005 km |

75 dm | 0.0075 km |

100 dm | 0.01 km |

250 dm | 0.025 km |

500 dm | 0.05 km |

750 dm | 0.075 km |

1,000 dm | 0.1 km |

2,500 dm | 0.25 km |

5,000 dm | 0.5 km |

7,500 dm | 0.75 km |

10,000 dm | 1 km |

25,000 dm | 2.5 km |

50,000 dm | 5 km |

75,000 dm | 7.5 km |

100,000 dm | 10 km |

250,000 dm | 25 km |

### Kilometers to Decimeters Conversion Chart

kilometers (km) | decimeters (dm) |
---|---|

1 km | 10,000 dm |

2 km | 20,000 dm |

3 km | 30,000 dm |

4 km | 40,000 dm |

5 km | 50,000 dm |

6 km | 60,000 dm |

7 km | 70,000 dm |

8 km | 80,000 dm |

9 km | 90,000 dm |

10 km | 100,000 dm |

20 km | 200,000 dm |

30 km | 300,000 dm |

40 km | 400,000 dm |

50 km | 500,000 dm |

75 km | 750,000 dm |

100 km | 1,000,000 dm |

250 km | 2,500,000 dm |

500 km | 5,000,000 dm |

750 km | 7,500,000 dm |

1,000 km | 10,000,000 dm |

2,500 km | 25,000,000 dm |

5,000 km | 50,000,000 dm |

7,500 km | 75,000,000 dm |

10,000 km | 100,000,000 dm |

25,000 km | 250,000,000 dm |

50,000 km | 500,000,000 dm |

75,000 km | 750,000,000 dm |

100,000 km | 1,000,000,000 dm |

250,000 km | 2,500,000,000 dm |

## 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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