# Convert decimeters to centimeters

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decimeters (dm)
1 decimeters = 10 centimeters

## Precise decimal and fraction answers

The conversion in centimeters rounded to six significant decimal places is 1 dm = 10.000000 cm. The precise fraction answer is 10 0/1 cm.

### Decimal Precision

Conversion from one to ten decimal places

• 1 dm = 10.0 cm
• 1 dm = 10.00 cm
• 1 dm = 10.000 cm
• 1 dm = 10.0000 cm
• 1 dm = 10.00000 cm
• 1 dm = 10.000000 cm
• 1 dm = 10.0000000 cm
• 1 dm = 10.00000000 cm
• 1 dm = 10.000000000 cm
• 1 dm = 10.0000000000 cm

## How many centimeters are in a decimeter?

There are 10 centimeters in one decimeter. A decimeter is 10 times longer than a centimeter. A centimeter is 10.00% of a decimeter

## Decimeters to centimeters conversion factor and formulas

Formula

The conversion factor between decimeters and centimeters is 10. This represents the ratio of centimeters per one decimeter. To calculate the value in centimeters, we can either multiply by the conversion factor or divide by its inverse.

### Multiplication

To convert from decimeters to centimeters, multiply decimeters by 10.
The formula is expressed as:
dm × 10 = cm

### Division

Alternatively we can divide by the inverse conversion factor to get the same result.
The inverse of 10 is 1/10 or 0.1. To convert from decimeters to centimeters, divide decimeters by 0.1.
The formula is expressed as:
dm ÷ 0.1 = cm

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

SI Unit

Within the SI (metric) system of measurement, the decimeter is officially defined as one tenth (1/10) of a meter. The decimeter is not widely used in everyday situations. Internationally it is spelled 'decimetre' whereas the U.S. spells it 'decimeter'. The symbol for decimeters is dm.

SI Unit

Within the SI (metric) system of measurement, the centimeter is officially defined as one hundredth (1/100) of a meter. It is commonly used as measurement from shorter lengths. Internationally it is spelled 'centimetre' whereas the U.S. spells it 'centimeter'. The symbol for centimeters is cm.

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## 1 decimeters to other length units

### Metric

• 1 dm = 1×10-4 km
• 1 dm = 0.1 m
• 1 dm = 1 dm
• 1 dm = 10 cm
• 1 dm = 100 mm
• 1 dm = 100,000 µ
• 1 dm = 1×108 nm

### Imperial/U.S.

• 1 dm = 6.214×10-5 mi
• 1 dm = 0.109 yd
• 1 dm = 0.328 ft
• 1 dm = 3.937 in

## References and Citations

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

## Decimeters to centimeters conversion table

dm cm
1 dm 10 cm
2 dm 20 cm
3 dm 30 cm
4 dm 40 cm
5 dm 50 cm
6 dm 60 cm
7 dm 70 cm
8 dm 80 cm
9 dm 90 cm
10 dm 100 cm
dm cm
20 dm 200 cm
30 dm 300 cm
40 dm 400 cm
50 dm 500 cm
60 dm 600 cm
70 dm 700 cm
80 dm 800 cm
90 dm 900 cm
100 dm 1,000 cm
1,000 dm 10,000 cm