## 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 0.8 centimeters into decimeters we have to multiply 0.8 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

0.8 cm → L_{(dm)}

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

L_{(dm)} = 0.8 cm × 0.1 dm

L_{(dm)} = 0.08 dm

The final result is:

0.8 cm → 0.08 dm

We conclude that **0.8 centimeters is equivalent to 0.08 decimeters**:

0.8 centimeters = 0.08 decimeters

## Alternative conversion

We can also convert by utilizing the inverse value of the conversion factor. In this case **1 decimeter is equal to 12.5 × 0.8 centimeters**.

Another way is saying that *0.8 centimeters is equal to 1 ÷ 12.5 decimeters*.

## Approximate result

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

0.8 cm ≅ 0.08 dm

An alternative is also that *one decimeter is approximately twelve point five times zero point eight 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) |
---|---|

1.8 centimeters | 0.18 decimeters |

2.8 centimeters | 0.28 decimeters |

3.8 centimeters | 0.38 decimeters |

4.8 centimeters | 0.48 decimeters |

5.8 centimeters | 0.58 decimeters |

6.8 centimeters | 0.68 decimeters |

7.8 centimeters | 0.78 decimeters |

8.8 centimeters | 0.88 decimeters |

9.8 centimeters | 0.98 decimeters |

10.8 centimeters | 1.08 decimeters |