Unit Converter

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 meters into decimeters we have to multiply 1 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 m → L(dm)

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

L(dm) = 1 m × 10 dm

L(dm) = 10 dm

The final result is:

1 m → 10 dm

We conclude that 1 meters is equivalent to 10 decimeters:

1 meters = 10 decimeters

1 meters is equal to 10 decimeters

Alternative conversion

We can also convert by utilizing the inverse value of the conversion factor. In this case 1 decimeter is equal to 0.1 × 1 meters.

Another way is saying that 1 meters is equal to 1 ÷ 0.1 decimeters.

Approximate result

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

1 m ≅ 10 dm

An alternative is also that one decimeter is approximately zero point one times one 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 meters 20 decimeters
3 meters 30 decimeters
4 meters 40 decimeters
5 meters 50 decimeters
6 meters 60 decimeters
7 meters 70 decimeters
8 meters 80 decimeters
9 meters 90 decimeters
10 meters 100 decimeters
11 meters 110 decimeters