# Convert meters to decimeters

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meters (m)
1 meters = 10 decimeters

## Precise decimal and fraction answers

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

### Decimal Precision

Conversion from one to ten decimal places

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

## How many decimeters are in a meter?

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

## Meters to decimeters conversion factor and formulas

Formula

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

### Multiplication

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

### 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 meters to decimeters, divide meters by 0.1.
The formula is expressed as:
m ÷ 0.1 = dm

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

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).

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.

## Reverse this conversion

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## 1 meters to other length units

### Metric

• 1 m = 0.001 km
• 1 m = 1 m
• 1 m = 10 dm
• 1 m = 100 cm
• 1 m = 1,000 mm
• 1 m = 1,000,000 µ
• 1 m = 1×109 nm

### Imperial/U.S.

• 1 m = 6.214×10-4 mi
• 1 m = 1.094 yd
• 1 m = 3.281 ft
• 1 m = 39.37 in

## References and Citations

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

## Meters to decimeters conversion table

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