Unit Converter

Conversion formula

The conversion factor from inches to decimeters is 0.254, which means that 1 inch is equal to 0.254 decimeters:

1 in = 0.254 dm

To convert 1 inches into decimeters we have to multiply 1 by the conversion factor in order to get the length amount from inches to decimeters. We can also form a simple proportion to calculate the result:

1 in → 0.254 dm

1 in → L(dm)

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

L(dm) = 1 in × 0.254 dm

L(dm) = 0.254 dm

The final result is:

1 in → 0.254 dm

We conclude that 1 inches is equivalent to 0.254 decimeters:

1 inches = 0.254 decimeters

1 inches is equal to 0.254 decimeters

Alternative conversion

We can also convert by utilizing the inverse value of the conversion factor. In this case 1 decimeter is equal to 3.9370078740157 × 1 inches.

Another way is saying that 1 inches is equal to 1 ÷ 3.9370078740157 decimeters.

Approximate result

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

1 in ≅ 0.254 dm

An alternative is also that one decimeter is approximately three point nine three seven times one inches.

Conversion table

inches to decimeters chart

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

inches (in) decimeters (dm)
2 inches 0.508 decimeters
3 inches 0.762 decimeters
4 inches 1.016 decimeters
5 inches 1.27 decimeters
6 inches 1.524 decimeters
7 inches 1.778 decimeters
8 inches 2.032 decimeters
9 inches 2.286 decimeters
10 inches 2.54 decimeters
11 inches 2.794 decimeters