## 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 ## 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