## Conversion formula

The conversion factor from centimeters to decimeters is 0.1, which means that 1 centimeter is equal to 0.1 decimeters:

1 cm = 0.1 dm

To convert 10 centimeters into decimeters we have to multiply 10 by the conversion factor in order to get the length amount from centimeters to decimeters. We can also form a simple proportion to calculate the result:

1 cm → 0.1 dm

10 cm → L(dm)

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

L(dm) = 10 cm × 0.1 dm

L(dm) = 1 dm

The final result is:

10 cm → 1 dm

We conclude that 10 centimeters is equivalent to 1 decimeters:

10 centimeters = 1 decimeters

## Alternative conversion

We can also convert by utilizing the inverse value of the conversion factor. In this case 1 decimeter is equal to 1 × 10 centimeters.

Another way is saying that 10 centimeters is equal to 1 ÷ 1 decimeters.

## Approximate result

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

10 cm ≅ 1 dm

An alternative is also that one decimeter is approximately one times ten centimeters.

## Conversion table

### centimeters to decimeters chart

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

centimeters (cm) decimeters (dm)
11 centimeters 1.1 decimeters
12 centimeters 1.2 decimeters
13 centimeters 1.3 decimeters
14 centimeters 1.4 decimeters
15 centimeters 1.5 decimeters
16 centimeters 1.6 decimeters
17 centimeters 1.7 decimeters
18 centimeters 1.8 decimeters
19 centimeters 1.9 decimeters
20 centimeters 2 decimeters