## Unit Converter

## Conversion formula

The conversion factor from centimeters to decimeters is 0.1, which means that 1 centimeter is equal to 0.1 decimeters:

1 cm = 0.1 dm

To convert 32 centimeters into decimeters we have to multiply 32 by the conversion factor in order to get the length amount from centimeters to decimeters. We can also form a simple proportion to calculate the result:

1 cm → 0.1 dm

32 cm → L_{(dm)}

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

L_{(dm)} = 32 cm × 0.1 dm

L_{(dm)} = 3.2 dm

The final result is:

32 cm → 3.2 dm

We conclude that **32 centimeters is equivalent to 3.2 decimeters**:

32 centimeters = 3.2 decimeters

## Alternative conversion

We can also convert by utilizing the inverse value of the conversion factor. In this case **1 decimeter is equal to 0.3125 × 32 centimeters**.

Another way is saying that *32 centimeters is equal to 1 ÷ 0.3125 decimeters*.

## Approximate result

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

32 cm ≅ 3.2 dm

An alternative is also that *one decimeter is approximately zero point three one three times thirty-two centimeters*.

## Conversion table

### centimeters to decimeters chart

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

centimeters (cm) | decimeters (dm) |
---|---|

33 centimeters | 3.3 decimeters |

34 centimeters | 3.4 decimeters |

35 centimeters | 3.5 decimeters |

36 centimeters | 3.6 decimeters |

37 centimeters | 3.7 decimeters |

38 centimeters | 3.8 decimeters |

39 centimeters | 3.9 decimeters |

40 centimeters | 4 decimeters |

41 centimeters | 4.1 decimeters |

42 centimeters | 4.2 decimeters |