## Unit Converter

## Conversion formula

The conversion factor from centimeters to decimeters is 0.1, which means that 1 centimeter is equal to 0.1 decimeters:

1 cm = 0.1 dm

To convert 0.1 centimeters into decimeters we have to multiply 0.1 by the conversion factor in order to get the length amount from centimeters to decimeters. We can also form a simple proportion to calculate the result:

1 cm → 0.1 dm

0.1 cm → L_{(dm)}

Solve the above proportion to obtain the length *L* in decimeters:

L_{(dm)} = 0.1 cm × 0.1 dm

L_{(dm)} = 0.01 dm

The final result is:

0.1 cm → 0.01 dm

We conclude that **0.1 centimeters is equivalent to 0.01 decimeters**:

0.1 centimeters = 0.01 decimeters

## Alternative conversion

We can also convert by utilizing the inverse value of the conversion factor. In this case **1 decimeter is equal to 100 × 0.1 centimeters**.

Another way is saying that *0.1 centimeters is equal to 1 ÷ 100 decimeters*.

## Approximate result

For practical purposes we can round our final result to an approximate numerical value. We can say that **zero point one centimeters is approximately zero point zero one decimeters**:

0.1 cm ≅ 0.01 dm

An alternative is also that *one decimeter is approximately one hundred times zero point one centimeters*.

## Conversion table

### centimeters to decimeters chart

For quick reference purposes, below is the conversion table you can use to convert from centimeters to decimeters

centimeters (cm) | decimeters (dm) |
---|---|

1.1 centimeters | 0.11 decimeters |

2.1 centimeters | 0.21 decimeters |

3.1 centimeters | 0.31 decimeters |

4.1 centimeters | 0.41 decimeters |

5.1 centimeters | 0.51 decimeters |

6.1 centimeters | 0.61 decimeters |

7.1 centimeters | 0.71 decimeters |

8.1 centimeters | 0.81 decimeters |

9.1 centimeters | 0.91 decimeters |

10.1 centimeters | 1.01 decimeters |