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Convert dm to km, km to dm

Convert dm to km

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Convert km to dm

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How to convert dm to km: Use the conversion calculator titled "Convert dm to km". Enter a value in the dm field and click on the "Calculate km" button. Your answer will appear in the km field.

How to convert km to dm: Use the conversion calculator titled "Convert km to dm". Enter a value in the km field and click on the "Calculate dm" button. Your answer will appear in the dm field.

Conversion Formulas

Both decimeter (dm) and kilometer (km) are units of length in the Metric System. So when you convert between these units, you are performing a conversion between two units within the Metric System.

Let's take a closer look at the conversion formulas so that you can do these conversions yourself either with a calculator or with an old-fashioned pencil and paper.

The formula to convert from dm to km is:

km = dm x 0.0001

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 between decimeters (dm) and kilometers (km).

Decimeter to Kilometer Conversion Example

Task: Convert 45,000 decimeters to kilometers (show work)

Formula:
dm x 0.0001 = km

Calculations:
45,000 dm x 0.0001 = 4.5 km

Result:
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 = dm

Calculations:
18 km x 10,000 = 180,000 dm

Result:
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)
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
10 dm 0.001 km
50 dm 0.005 km
75 dm 0.0075 km
100 dm 0.01 km
1,000 dm 0.1 km
10,000 dm 1 km
100,000 dm 10 km
1,000,000 dm 100 km
10,000,000 dm 1,000 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
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
100 km 1,000,000 dm
500 km 5,000,000 dm
1,000 km 10,000,000 dm
10,000 km 100,000,000 dm

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 decimeters in a meter. 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 1,000 meters in a kilometer. The International spelling is kilometre.

How many decimeters in a kilometer?

There are 10,000 decimeters in a kilometer.

How many kilometers in a decimeter?

There are 0.0001 kilometers in a decimeter.

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