## Conversion formula

The conversion factor from kilometers to decimeters is 10000, which means that 1 kilometer is equal to 10000 decimeters:

1 km = 10000 dm

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

1 km → 10000 dm

3.8 km → L(dm)

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

L(dm) = 3.8 km × 10000 dm

L(dm) = 38000 dm

The final result is:

3.8 km → 38000 dm

We conclude that 3.8 kilometers is equivalent to 38000 decimeters:

3.8 kilometers = 38000 decimeters ## Alternative conversion

We can also convert by utilizing the inverse value of the conversion factor. In this case 1 decimeter is equal to 2.6315789473684E-5 × 3.8 kilometers.

Another way is saying that 3.8 kilometers is equal to 1 ÷ 2.6315789473684E-5 decimeters.

## Approximate result

For practical purposes we can round our final result to an approximate numerical value. We can say that three point eight kilometers is approximately thirty-eight thousand decimeters:

3.8 km ≅ 38000 dm

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

## Conversion table

### kilometers to decimeters chart

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

kilometers (km) decimeters (dm)
4.8 kilometers 48000 decimeters
5.8 kilometers 58000 decimeters
6.8 kilometers 68000 decimeters
7.8 kilometers 78000 decimeters
8.8 kilometers 88000 decimeters
9.8 kilometers 98000 decimeters
10.8 kilometers 108000 decimeters
11.8 kilometers 118000 decimeters
12.8 kilometers 128000 decimeters
13.8 kilometers 138000 decimeters