## 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 3.8 meters into decimeters we have to multiply 3.8 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

3.8 m → L(dm)

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

L(dm) = 3.8 m × 10 dm

L(dm) = 38 dm

The final result is:

3.8 m → 38 dm

We conclude that 3.8 meters is equivalent to 38 decimeters:

3.8 meters = 38 decimeters

## Alternative conversion

We can also convert by utilizing the inverse value of the conversion factor. In this case 1 decimeter is equal to 0.026315789473684 × 3.8 meters.

Another way is saying that 3.8 meters is equal to 1 ÷ 0.026315789473684 decimeters.

## Approximate result

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

3.8 m ≅ 38 dm

An alternative is also that one decimeter is approximately zero point zero two six times three point eight 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)
4.8 meters 48 decimeters
5.8 meters 58 decimeters
6.8 meters 68 decimeters
7.8 meters 78 decimeters
8.8 meters 88 decimeters
9.8 meters 98 decimeters
10.8 meters 108 decimeters
11.8 meters 118 decimeters
12.8 meters 128 decimeters
13.8 meters 138 decimeters