## 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 140 centimeters into decimeters we have to multiply 140 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

140 cm → L(dm)

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

L(dm) = 140 cm × 0.1 dm

L(dm) = 14 dm

The final result is:

140 cm → 14 dm

We conclude that 140 centimeters is equivalent to 14 decimeters:

140 centimeters = 14 decimeters

## Alternative conversion

We can also convert by utilizing the inverse value of the conversion factor. In this case 1 decimeter is equal to 0.071428571428571 × 140 centimeters.

Another way is saying that 140 centimeters is equal to 1 ÷ 0.071428571428571 decimeters.

## Approximate result

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

140 cm ≅ 14 dm

An alternative is also that one decimeter is approximately zero point zero seven one times one hundred forty 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)
141 centimeters 14.1 decimeters
142 centimeters 14.2 decimeters
143 centimeters 14.3 decimeters
144 centimeters 14.4 decimeters
145 centimeters 14.5 decimeters
146 centimeters 14.6 decimeters
147 centimeters 14.7 decimeters
148 centimeters 14.8 decimeters
149 centimeters 14.9 decimeters
150 centimeters 15 decimeters