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 12.7 centimeters into decimeters we have to multiply 12.7 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

12.7 cm → L(dm)

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

L(dm) = 12.7 cm × 0.1 dm

L(dm) = 1.27 dm

The final result is:

12.7 cm → 1.27 dm

We conclude that 12.7 centimeters is equivalent to 1.27 decimeters:

12.7 centimeters = 1.27 decimeters

Alternative conversion

We can also convert by utilizing the inverse value of the conversion factor. In this case 1 decimeter is equal to 0.78740157480315 × 12.7 centimeters.

Another way is saying that 12.7 centimeters is equal to 1 ÷ 0.78740157480315 decimeters.

Approximate result

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

12.7 cm ≅ 1.27 dm

An alternative is also that one decimeter is approximately zero point seven eight seven times twelve point seven 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)
13.7 centimeters 1.37 decimeters
14.7 centimeters 1.47 decimeters
15.7 centimeters 1.57 decimeters
16.7 centimeters 1.67 decimeters
17.7 centimeters 1.77 decimeters
18.7 centimeters 1.87 decimeters
19.7 centimeters 1.97 decimeters
20.7 centimeters 2.07 decimeters
21.7 centimeters 2.17 decimeters
22.7 centimeters 2.27 decimeters