## 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 meters into decimeters we have to multiply 3 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 m → L(dm)

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

L(dm) = 3 m × 10 dm

L(dm) = 30 dm

The final result is:

3 m → 30 dm

We conclude that 3 meters is equivalent to 30 decimeters:

3 meters = 30 decimeters

## Alternative conversion

We can also convert by utilizing the inverse value of the conversion factor. In this case 1 decimeter is equal to 0.033333333333333 × 3 meters.

Another way is saying that 3 meters is equal to 1 ÷ 0.033333333333333 decimeters.

## Approximate result

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

3 m ≅ 30 dm

An alternative is also that one decimeter is approximately zero point zero three three times three 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 meters 40 decimeters
5 meters 50 decimeters
6 meters 60 decimeters
7 meters 70 decimeters
8 meters 80 decimeters
9 meters 90 decimeters
10 meters 100 decimeters
11 meters 110 decimeters
12 meters 120 decimeters
13 meters 130 decimeters