## 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 1.7 meters into decimeters we have to multiply 1.7 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

1.7 m → L(dm)

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

L(dm) = 1.7 m × 10 dm

L(dm) = 17 dm

The final result is:

1.7 m → 17 dm

We conclude that 1.7 meters is equivalent to 17 decimeters:

1.7 meters = 17 decimeters

## Alternative conversion

We can also convert by utilizing the inverse value of the conversion factor. In this case 1 decimeter is equal to 0.058823529411765 × 1.7 meters.

Another way is saying that 1.7 meters is equal to 1 ÷ 0.058823529411765 decimeters.

## Approximate result

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

1.7 m ≅ 17 dm

An alternative is also that one decimeter is approximately zero point zero five nine times one point seven 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)
2.7 meters 27 decimeters
3.7 meters 37 decimeters
4.7 meters 47 decimeters
5.7 meters 57 decimeters
6.7 meters 67 decimeters
7.7 meters 77 decimeters
8.7 meters 87 decimeters
9.7 meters 97 decimeters
10.7 meters 107 decimeters
11.7 meters 117 decimeters