## Conversion formula

The conversion factor from decimeters to centimeters is 10, which means that 1 decimeter is equal to 10 centimeters:

1 dm = 10 cm

To convert 13 decimeters into centimeters we have to multiply 13 by the conversion factor in order to get the length amount from decimeters to centimeters. We can also form a simple proportion to calculate the result:

1 dm → 10 cm

13 dm → L(cm)

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

L(cm) = 13 dm × 10 cm

L(cm) = 130 cm

The final result is:

13 dm → 130 cm

We conclude that 13 decimeters is equivalent to 130 centimeters:

13 decimeters = 130 centimeters

## Alternative conversion

We can also convert by utilizing the inverse value of the conversion factor. In this case 1 centimeter is equal to 0.0076923076923077 × 13 decimeters.

Another way is saying that 13 decimeters is equal to 1 ÷ 0.0076923076923077 centimeters.

## Approximate result

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

13 dm ≅ 130 cm

An alternative is also that one centimeter is approximately zero point zero zero eight times thirteen decimeters.

## Conversion table

### decimeters to centimeters chart

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

decimeters (dm) centimeters (cm)
14 decimeters 140 centimeters
15 decimeters 150 centimeters
16 decimeters 160 centimeters
17 decimeters 170 centimeters
18 decimeters 180 centimeters
19 decimeters 190 centimeters
20 decimeters 200 centimeters
21 decimeters 210 centimeters
22 decimeters 220 centimeters
23 decimeters 230 centimeters