## 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 156 centimeters into decimeters we have to multiply 156 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

156 cm → L(dm)

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

L(dm) = 156 cm × 0.1 dm

L(dm) = 15.6 dm

The final result is:

156 cm → 15.6 dm

We conclude that 156 centimeters is equivalent to 15.6 decimeters:

156 centimeters = 15.6 decimeters

## Alternative conversion

We can also convert by utilizing the inverse value of the conversion factor. In this case 1 decimeter is equal to 0.064102564102564 × 156 centimeters.

Another way is saying that 156 centimeters is equal to 1 ÷ 0.064102564102564 decimeters.

## Approximate result

For practical purposes we can round our final result to an approximate numerical value. We can say that one hundred fifty-six centimeters is approximately fifteen point six decimeters:

156 cm ≅ 15.6 dm

An alternative is also that one decimeter is approximately zero point zero six four times one hundred fifty-six 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)
157 centimeters 15.7 decimeters
158 centimeters 15.8 decimeters
159 centimeters 15.9 decimeters
160 centimeters 16 decimeters
161 centimeters 16.1 decimeters
162 centimeters 16.2 decimeters
163 centimeters 16.3 decimeters
164 centimeters 16.4 decimeters
165 centimeters 16.5 decimeters
166 centimeters 16.6 decimeters