# Convert decimeters to meters

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decimeters (dm)
1 decimeters = 0.1 meters

## Precise decimal and fraction answers

The conversion in meters rounded to six significant decimal places is 1 dm = 0.100000 m. The precise fraction answer is 1/10 m.

### Decimal Precision

Conversion from one to ten decimal places

• 1 dm = 0.1 m
• 1 dm = 0.10 m
• 1 dm = 0.100 m
• 1 dm = 0.1000 m
• 1 dm = 0.10000 m
• 1 dm = 0.100000 m
• 1 dm = 0.1000000 m
• 1 dm = 0.10000000 m
• 1 dm = 0.100000000 m
• 1 dm = 0.1000000000 m

## How many meters are in a decimeter?

There are 0.1 meters in one decimeter. A decimeter is 10.00% of a meter. A meter is 900% longer than one decimeter.

## Decimeters to meters conversion factor and formulas

Formula

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

### Division

To convert from decimeters to meters, divide decimeters by 10.
The formula is expressed as:
dm ÷ 10 = m

### Multiplication

Alternatively we can multiply 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 meters, multiply decimeters by 0.1.
The formula is expressed as:
dm × 0.1 = m

A conversion from decimeters to meters 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

The meter is the primary unit for measurement of length within the metric (SI) system of measure. It is officially defined as the distance which light travels in 1/299,792,458th of a second in a vacuum. Internationally the meter is usually spelled 'metre', however the prevalent spelling in the United States is 'meter'. Its symbol is the lower case letter m. The meter is the base unit for deriving all other SI units of length eg. kilometer (1,000 meters).

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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)

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1 dm 0.1 m
2 dm 0.2 m
3 dm 0.3 m
4 dm 0.4 m
5 dm 0.5 m
6 dm 0.6 m
7 dm 0.7 m
8 dm 0.8 m
9 dm 0.9 m
10 dm 1 m
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20 dm 2 m
30 dm 3 m
40 dm 4 m
50 dm 5 m
60 dm 6 m
70 dm 7 m
80 dm 8 m
90 dm 9 m
100 dm 10 m
1,000 dm 100 m