## Conversion formula

The conversion factor from inches to decimeters is 0.254, which means that 1 inch is equal to 0.254 decimeters:

1 in = 0.254 dm

To convert 38 inches into decimeters we have to multiply 38 by the conversion factor in order to get the length amount from inches to decimeters. We can also form a simple proportion to calculate the result:

1 in → 0.254 dm

38 in → L(dm)

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

L(dm) = 38 in × 0.254 dm

L(dm) = 9.652 dm

The final result is:

38 in → 9.652 dm

We conclude that 38 inches is equivalent to 9.652 decimeters:

38 inches = 9.652 decimeters ## Alternative conversion

We can also convert by utilizing the inverse value of the conversion factor. In this case 1 decimeter is equal to 0.10360547036884 × 38 inches.

Another way is saying that 38 inches is equal to 1 ÷ 0.10360547036884 decimeters.

## Approximate result

For practical purposes we can round our final result to an approximate numerical value. We can say that thirty-eight inches is approximately nine point six five two decimeters:

38 in ≅ 9.652 dm

An alternative is also that one decimeter is approximately zero point one zero four times thirty-eight inches.

## Conversion table

### inches to decimeters chart

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

inches (in) decimeters (dm)
39 inches 9.906 decimeters
40 inches 10.16 decimeters
41 inches 10.414 decimeters
42 inches 10.668 decimeters
43 inches 10.922 decimeters
44 inches 11.176 decimeters
45 inches 11.43 decimeters
46 inches 11.684 decimeters
47 inches 11.938 decimeters
48 inches 12.192 decimeters