## Conversion formula

The conversion factor from inches to decimeters is 0.254, which means that 1 inch is equal to 0.254 decimeters:

1 in = 0.254 dm

To convert 0.5 inches into decimeters we have to multiply 0.5 by the conversion factor in order to get the length amount from inches to decimeters. We can also form a simple proportion to calculate the result:

1 in → 0.254 dm

0.5 in → L(dm)

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

L(dm) = 0.5 in × 0.254 dm

L(dm) = 0.127 dm

The final result is:

0.5 in → 0.127 dm

We conclude that 0.5 inches is equivalent to 0.127 decimeters:

0.5 inches = 0.127 decimeters

## Alternative conversion

We can also convert by utilizing the inverse value of the conversion factor. In this case 1 decimeter is equal to 7.8740157480315 × 0.5 inches.

Another way is saying that 0.5 inches is equal to 1 ÷ 7.8740157480315 decimeters.

## Approximate result

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

0.5 in ≅ 0.127 dm

An alternative is also that one decimeter is approximately seven point eight seven four times zero point five inches.

## Conversion table

### inches to decimeters chart

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

inches (in) decimeters (dm)
1.5 inches 0.381 decimeters
2.5 inches 0.635 decimeters
3.5 inches 0.889 decimeters
4.5 inches 1.143 decimeters
5.5 inches 1.397 decimeters
6.5 inches 1.651 decimeters
7.5 inches 1.905 decimeters
8.5 inches 2.159 decimeters
9.5 inches 2.413 decimeters
10.5 inches 2.667 decimeters