## Unit Converter

## 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 |