## 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 242 centimeters into decimeters we have to multiply 242 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

242 cm → L(dm)

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

L(dm) = 242 cm × 0.1 dm

L(dm) = 24.2 dm

The final result is:

242 cm → 24.2 dm

We conclude that 242 centimeters is equivalent to 24.2 decimeters:

242 centimeters = 24.2 decimeters

## Alternative conversion

We can also convert by utilizing the inverse value of the conversion factor. In this case 1 decimeter is equal to 0.041322314049587 × 242 centimeters.

Another way is saying that 242 centimeters is equal to 1 ÷ 0.041322314049587 decimeters.

## Approximate result

For practical purposes we can round our final result to an approximate numerical value. We can say that two hundred forty-two centimeters is approximately twenty-four point two decimeters:

242 cm ≅ 24.2 dm

An alternative is also that one decimeter is approximately zero point zero four one times two hundred forty-two 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)
243 centimeters 24.3 decimeters
244 centimeters 24.4 decimeters
245 centimeters 24.5 decimeters
246 centimeters 24.6 decimeters
247 centimeters 24.7 decimeters
248 centimeters 24.8 decimeters
249 centimeters 24.9 decimeters
250 centimeters 25 decimeters
251 centimeters 25.1 decimeters
252 centimeters 25.2 decimeters