### 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) |
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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) |