# 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)