Convert Centimeters (cm) to Decimeters (dm)

Please provide the values below to convert from Centimeter (cm) to Decimeters (dm) and vice versa.

What is a Centimeter?

A Centimeter (abbreviation, cm) is a unit for measuring length in the metric system of measurement. A Centimeter is equal to one hundredth of a metre (1/100).

The centimetre remains a practical unit of length for many everyday measurements of the length of objects and small distances.

A meter consists of 100 centimeters, a square meter consists of 10,000 square centimeters, and a cubic meter consists of 1,000,000 cubic centimeters.

What is a Decimeter?

The Decimetre (SI symbol dm) or decimeter (American spelling) is a unit of length in the metric system, equal to one-tenth of a meter. The term “Deci” means one-tenth, and therefore decimetre means one-tenth of a meter.

Since a meter is made up of 100 cm, one-tenth of 100 cm is 10 cm. Thus one decimeter measures 10 cm or 3.937 inches

How to Convert Centimeter to Decimeters?

To convert Centimeter to Decimeters, simply divide the Centimeter value by 10.

The formula used to calculate Centimeter to Decimeters -

d(cm) = d(dm) / 10

The distance d in Decimeters (dm) is equal to the distance d in Centimeters (cm) divided by 10.

How many Decimeters in a Centimeter

In simple terms, 1 cm is equal to 0.1 dm.

The formula used is 1/10 = 0.1(dm)

How many Centimeters in a Decimeter

1 Decimeter is equal to 10 Centimeters. So we can also say that there are 10 Centimeters in a Decimeter.

Centimeter to Decimeters Conversion Table

Centimeter (cm)Decimeter (dm)
0.01 (cm)
0.02 (cm)
0.03 (cm)
0.04 (cm)
0.05 (cm)
1 (cm)
2 (cm)
3 (cm)
4 (cm)
5 (cm)
6 (cm)
7 (cm)
8 (cm)
9 (cm)
10 (cm)
20 (cm)
30 (cm)
40 (cm)
50 (cm)
60 (cm)
70 (cm)
80 (cm)
90 (cm)
100 (cm)
200 (cm)
300 (cm)
400 (cm)
500 (cm)
600 (cm)
700 (cm)
800 (cm)
900 (cm)
1000 (cm)
5000 (cm)
10000 (cm)