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 1.8 meters into decimeters we have to multiply 1.8 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

1.8 m → L(dm)

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

L(dm) = 1.8 m × 10 dm

L(dm) = 18 dm

The final result is:

1.8 m → 18 dm

We conclude that 1.8 meters is equivalent to 18 decimeters:

1.8 meters = 18 decimeters

Alternative conversion

We can also convert by utilizing the inverse value of the conversion factor. In this case 1 decimeter is equal to 0.055555555555556 × 1.8 meters.

Another way is saying that 1.8 meters is equal to 1 ÷ 0.055555555555556 decimeters.

Approximate result

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

1.8 m ≅ 18 dm

An alternative is also that one decimeter is approximately zero point zero five six times one point eight 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)
2.8 meters 28 decimeters
3.8 meters 38 decimeters
4.8 meters 48 decimeters
5.8 meters 58 decimeters
6.8 meters 68 decimeters
7.8 meters 78 decimeters
8.8 meters 88 decimeters
9.8 meters 98 decimeters
10.8 meters 108 decimeters
11.8 meters 118 decimeters