## Conversion formula

The conversion factor from kilometers to decimeters is 10000, which means that 1 kilometer is equal to 10000 decimeters:

1 km = 10000 dm

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

1 km → 10000 dm

10 km → L(dm)

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

L(dm) = 10 km × 10000 dm

L(dm) = 100000 dm

The final result is:

10 km → 100000 dm

We conclude that 10 kilometers is equivalent to 100000 decimeters:

10 kilometers = 100000 decimeters

## Alternative conversion

We can also convert by utilizing the inverse value of the conversion factor. In this case 1 decimeter is equal to 1.0E-5 × 10 kilometers.

Another way is saying that 10 kilometers is equal to 1 ÷ 1.0E-5 decimeters.

## Approximate result

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

10 km ≅ 100000 dm

An alternative is also that one decimeter is approximately zero times ten kilometers.

## Conversion table

### kilometers to decimeters chart

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

kilometers (km) decimeters (dm)
11 kilometers 110000 decimeters
12 kilometers 120000 decimeters
13 kilometers 130000 decimeters
14 kilometers 140000 decimeters
15 kilometers 150000 decimeters
16 kilometers 160000 decimeters
17 kilometers 170000 decimeters
18 kilometers 180000 decimeters
19 kilometers 190000 decimeters
20 kilometers 200000 decimeters