## 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