## 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 272 centimeters into decimeters we have to multiply 272 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

272 cm → L(dm)

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

L(dm) = 272 cm × 0.1 dm

L(dm) = 27.2 dm

The final result is:

272 cm → 27.2 dm

We conclude that 272 centimeters is equivalent to 27.2 decimeters:

272 centimeters = 27.2 decimeters ## Alternative conversion

We can also convert by utilizing the inverse value of the conversion factor. In this case 1 decimeter is equal to 0.036764705882353 × 272 centimeters.

Another way is saying that 272 centimeters is equal to 1 ÷ 0.036764705882353 decimeters.

## Approximate result

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

272 cm ≅ 27.2 dm

An alternative is also that one decimeter is approximately zero point zero three seven times two hundred seventy-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)
273 centimeters 27.3 decimeters
274 centimeters 27.4 decimeters
275 centimeters 27.5 decimeters
276 centimeters 27.6 decimeters
277 centimeters 27.7 decimeters
278 centimeters 27.8 decimeters
279 centimeters 27.9 decimeters
280 centimeters 28 decimeters
281 centimeters 28.1 decimeters
282 centimeters 28.2 decimeters