# Convert square decimeters to square meters

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square decimeters (dm2)
1 square decimeters = 0.01 square meters

## Precise decimal and fraction answers

The conversion in square meters rounded to six significant decimal places is 1 dm2 = 0.0100000 m2. The precise fraction answer is 1/100 m2.

### Decimal Precision

Conversion from one to ten decimal places

• 1 dm2 = 0.01 m2
• 1 dm2 = 0.010 m2
• 1 dm2 = 0.0100 m2
• 1 dm2 = 0.01000 m2
• 1 dm2 = 0.010000 m2
• 1 dm2 = 0.0100000 m2
• 1 dm2 = 0.01000000 m2
• 1 dm2 = 0.010000000 m2
• 1 dm2 = 0.0100000000 m2
• 1 dm2 = 0.01000000000 m2

## Square decimeters to square meters conversion factor and formulas

Formula

The conversion factor between square decimeters and square meters is 100. This represents the ratio of square decimeters per one square meter. To calculate the value in square meters, we can either divide by the conversion factor or multiply by its inverse.

### Division

To convert from square decimeters to square meters, divide square decimeters by 100.
The formula is expressed as:
dm2 ÷ 100 = m2

### Multiplication

Alternatively we can multiply by the inverse conversion factor to get the same result.
The inverse of 100 is 1/100 or 0.01. To convert from square decimeters to square meters, multiply square decimeters by 0.01.
The formula is expressed as:
dm2 × 0.01 = m2

A conversion from square decimeters to square meters are units within in the metric (SI) or SI compatible systems.

## Reverse this conversion

Convert from square meters to square decimeters instead.

## 1 square decimeters to other area units

### Metric

• 1 dm2 = 1×10-6 ha
• 1 dm2 = 1×10-8 km2
• 1 dm2 = 0.01 m2
• 1 dm2 = 1 dm2
• 1 dm2 = 100 cm2
• 1 dm2 = 10,000 mm2
• 1 dm2 = 1×1010 µ2
• 1 dm2 = 1×1016 nm2

### Imperial/U.S.

• 1 dm2 = 2.471×10-6 acre
• 1 dm2 = 3.861×10-9 sq mi
• 1 dm2 = 0.012 sq yd
• 1 dm2 = 0.108 sq ft
• 1 dm2 = 15.5 sq in

## References and Citations

1. International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM) The International System of Units (SI)

dm2 m2
1 dm2 0.01 m2
2 dm2 0.02 m2
3 dm2 0.03 m2
4 dm2 0.04 m2
5 dm2 0.05 m2
6 dm2 0.06 m2
7 dm2 0.07 m2
8 dm2 0.08 m2
9 dm2 0.09 m2
10 dm2 0.1 m2
dm2 m2
20 dm2 0.2 m2
30 dm2 0.3 m2
40 dm2 0.4 m2
50 dm2 0.5 m2
60 dm2 0.6 m2
70 dm2 0.7 m2
80 dm2 0.8 m2
90 dm2 0.9 m2
100 dm2 1 m2
1,000 dm2 10 m2