## Conversion formula

The conversion factor from inches to decimeters is 0.254, which means that 1 inch is equal to 0.254 decimeters:

1 in = 0.254 dm

To convert 3.8 inches into decimeters we have to multiply 3.8 by the conversion factor in order to get the length amount from inches to decimeters. We can also form a simple proportion to calculate the result:

1 in → 0.254 dm

3.8 in → L(dm)

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

L(dm) = 3.8 in × 0.254 dm

L(dm) = 0.9652 dm

The final result is:

3.8 in → 0.9652 dm

We conclude that 3.8 inches is equivalent to 0.9652 decimeters:

3.8 inches = 0.9652 decimeters

## Alternative conversion

We can also convert by utilizing the inverse value of the conversion factor. In this case 1 decimeter is equal to 1.0360547036884 × 3.8 inches.

Another way is saying that 3.8 inches is equal to 1 ÷ 1.0360547036884 decimeters.

## Approximate result

For practical purposes we can round our final result to an approximate numerical value. We can say that three point eight inches is approximately zero point nine six five decimeters:

3.8 in ≅ 0.965 dm

An alternative is also that one decimeter is approximately one point zero three six times three point eight inches.

## Conversion table

### inches to decimeters chart

For quick reference purposes, below is the conversion table you can use to convert from inches to decimeters

inches (in) decimeters (dm)
4.8 inches 1.219 decimeters
5.8 inches 1.473 decimeters
6.8 inches 1.727 decimeters
7.8 inches 1.981 decimeters
8.8 inches 2.235 decimeters
9.8 inches 2.489 decimeters
10.8 inches 2.743 decimeters
11.8 inches 2.997 decimeters
12.8 inches 3.251 decimeters
13.8 inches 3.505 decimeters