## Unit Converter

## 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 17.3 centimeters into decimeters we have to multiply 17.3 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

17.3 cm → L_{(dm)}

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

L_{(dm)} = 17.3 cm × 0.1 dm

L_{(dm)} = 1.73 dm

The final result is:

17.3 cm → 1.73 dm

We conclude that **17.3 centimeters is equivalent to 1.73 decimeters**:

17.3 centimeters = 1.73 decimeters

## Alternative conversion

We can also convert by utilizing the inverse value of the conversion factor. In this case **1 decimeter is equal to 0.57803468208092 × 17.3 centimeters**.

Another way is saying that *17.3 centimeters is equal to 1 ÷ 0.57803468208092 decimeters*.

## Approximate result

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

17.3 cm ≅ 1.73 dm

An alternative is also that *one decimeter is approximately zero point five seven eight times seventeen point three 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) |
---|---|

18.3 centimeters | 1.83 decimeters |

19.3 centimeters | 1.93 decimeters |

20.3 centimeters | 2.03 decimeters |

21.3 centimeters | 2.13 decimeters |

22.3 centimeters | 2.23 decimeters |

23.3 centimeters | 2.33 decimeters |

24.3 centimeters | 2.43 decimeters |

25.3 centimeters | 2.53 decimeters |

26.3 centimeters | 2.63 decimeters |

27.3 centimeters | 2.73 decimeters |