### 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

### What is a Meter?

**Meter** (abbreviation, m), also spelled as Metre(Commonwealth spelling), is the base unit of length in the International System of Units (SI). The SI unit symbol is m.

In the imperial system, a meter is equal to about 3.2 feet or 3 feet 3 inches.

The metric system is the standard of measurement used nearly everywhere in the world except in the United States; thus, it is the primary measurement system for scientific studies. Today, only the United States, Burma, and Liberia use the imperial system, and all other countries use the metric system.

### How to Convert Decimeter to Meters?

To convert Decimeter to Meters, simply divide the Decimeter value by 10.

The formula used to calculate Decimeter to Meters -

**d**_{(dm)} = **d**_{(m)} / 10

The distance *d* in Meters (m) is equal to the distance *d* in Decimeters (dm) divided by 10.

### How many Meters in a Decimeter

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

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

### How many Decimeters in a Meter

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

### Decimeter to Meters Conversion Table

Decimeter (dm) | Meter (m) |
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0.01 (dm) | |

0.02 (dm) | |

0.03 (dm) | |

0.04 (dm) | |

0.05 (dm) | |

1 (dm) | |

2 (dm) | |

3 (dm) | |

4 (dm) | |

5 (dm) | |

6 (dm) | |

7 (dm) | |

8 (dm) | |

9 (dm) | |

10 (dm) | |

20 (dm) | |

30 (dm) | |

40 (dm) | |

50 (dm) | |

60 (dm) | |

70 (dm) | |

80 (dm) | |

90 (dm) | |

100 (dm) | |

200 (dm) | |

300 (dm) | |

400 (dm) | |

500 (dm) | |

600 (dm) | |

700 (dm) | |

800 (dm) | |

900 (dm) | |

1000 (dm) | |

5000 (dm) | |

10000 (dm) |