## 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 172 meters into decimeters we have to multiply 172 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

172 m → L(dm)

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

L(dm) = 172 m × 10 dm

L(dm) = 1720 dm

The final result is:

172 m → 1720 dm

We conclude that 172 meters is equivalent to 1720 decimeters:

172 meters = 1720 decimeters

## Alternative conversion

We can also convert by utilizing the inverse value of the conversion factor. In this case 1 decimeter is equal to 0.00058139534883721 × 172 meters.

Another way is saying that 172 meters is equal to 1 ÷ 0.00058139534883721 decimeters.

## Approximate result

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

172 m ≅ 1720 dm

An alternative is also that one decimeter is approximately zero point zero zero one times one hundred seventy-two 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)
173 meters 1730 decimeters
174 meters 1740 decimeters
175 meters 1750 decimeters
176 meters 1760 decimeters
177 meters 1770 decimeters
178 meters 1780 decimeters
179 meters 1790 decimeters
180 meters 1800 decimeters
181 meters 1810 decimeters
182 meters 1820 decimeters