## 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 117 meters into decimeters we have to multiply 117 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

117 m → L(dm)

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

L(dm) = 117 m × 10 dm

L(dm) = 1170 dm

The final result is:

117 m → 1170 dm

We conclude that 117 meters is equivalent to 1170 decimeters:

117 meters = 1170 decimeters

## Alternative conversion

We can also convert by utilizing the inverse value of the conversion factor. In this case 1 decimeter is equal to 0.00085470085470085 × 117 meters.

Another way is saying that 117 meters is equal to 1 ÷ 0.00085470085470085 decimeters.

## Approximate result

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

117 m ≅ 1170 dm

An alternative is also that one decimeter is approximately zero point zero zero one times one hundred seventeen 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)
118 meters 1180 decimeters
119 meters 1190 decimeters
120 meters 1200 decimeters
121 meters 1210 decimeters
122 meters 1220 decimeters
123 meters 1230 decimeters
124 meters 1240 decimeters
125 meters 1250 decimeters
126 meters 1260 decimeters
127 meters 1270 decimeters