## Unit Converter

## Conversion formula

The conversion factor from meters to decimeters is 10, which means that 1 meter is equal to 10 decimeters:

1 m = 10 dm

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

1 m → 10 dm

0.5 m → L_{(dm)}

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

L_{(dm)} = 0.5 m × 10 dm

L_{(dm)} = 5 dm

The final result is:

0.5 m → 5 dm

We conclude that **0.5 meters is equivalent to 5 decimeters**:

0.5 meters = 5 decimeters

## Alternative conversion

We can also convert by utilizing the inverse value of the conversion factor. In this case **1 decimeter is equal to 0.2 × 0.5 meters**.

Another way is saying that *0.5 meters is equal to 1 ÷ 0.2 decimeters*.

## Approximate result

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

0.5 m ≅ 5 dm

An alternative is also that *one decimeter is approximately zero point two times zero point five meters*.

## Conversion table

### meters to decimeters chart

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

meters (m) | decimeters (dm) |
---|---|

1.5 meters | 15 decimeters |

2.5 meters | 25 decimeters |

3.5 meters | 35 decimeters |

4.5 meters | 45 decimeters |

5.5 meters | 55 decimeters |

6.5 meters | 65 decimeters |

7.5 meters | 75 decimeters |

8.5 meters | 85 decimeters |

9.5 meters | 95 decimeters |

10.5 meters | 105 decimeters |