## Unit Converter

## 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 12.5 centimeters into decimeters we have to multiply 12.5 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

12.5 cm → L_{(dm)}

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

L_{(dm)} = 12.5 cm × 0.1 dm

L_{(dm)} = 1.25 dm

The final result is:

12.5 cm → 1.25 dm

We conclude that **12.5 centimeters is equivalent to 1.25 decimeters**:

12.5 centimeters = 1.25 decimeters

## Alternative conversion

We can also convert by utilizing the inverse value of the conversion factor. In this case **1 decimeter is equal to 0.8 × 12.5 centimeters**.

Another way is saying that *12.5 centimeters is equal to 1 ÷ 0.8 decimeters*.

## Approximate result

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

12.5 cm ≅ 1.25 dm

An alternative is also that *one decimeter is approximately zero point eight times twelve point five 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) |
---|---|

13.5 centimeters | 1.35 decimeters |

14.5 centimeters | 1.45 decimeters |

15.5 centimeters | 1.55 decimeters |

16.5 centimeters | 1.65 decimeters |

17.5 centimeters | 1.75 decimeters |

18.5 centimeters | 1.85 decimeters |

19.5 centimeters | 1.95 decimeters |

20.5 centimeters | 2.05 decimeters |

21.5 centimeters | 2.15 decimeters |

22.5 centimeters | 2.25 decimeters |