## 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 12 meters into decimeters we have to multiply 12 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

12 m → L(dm)

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

L(dm) = 12 m × 10 dm

L(dm) = 120 dm

The final result is:

12 m → 120 dm

We conclude that 12 meters is equivalent to 120 decimeters:

12 meters = 120 decimeters

## Alternative conversion

We can also convert by utilizing the inverse value of the conversion factor. In this case 1 decimeter is equal to 0.0083333333333333 × 12 meters.

Another way is saying that 12 meters is equal to 1 ÷ 0.0083333333333333 decimeters.

## Approximate result

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

12 m ≅ 120 dm

An alternative is also that one decimeter is approximately zero point zero zero eight times twelve 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)
13 meters 130 decimeters
14 meters 140 decimeters
15 meters 150 decimeters
16 meters 160 decimeters
17 meters 170 decimeters
18 meters 180 decimeters
19 meters 190 decimeters
20 meters 200 decimeters
21 meters 210 decimeters
22 meters 220 decimeters