## 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 46.5 centimeters into decimeters we have to multiply 46.5 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

46.5 cm → L(dm)

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

L(dm) = 46.5 cm × 0.1 dm

L(dm) = 4.65 dm

The final result is:

46.5 cm → 4.65 dm

We conclude that 46.5 centimeters is equivalent to 4.65 decimeters:

46.5 centimeters = 4.65 decimeters

## Alternative conversion

We can also convert by utilizing the inverse value of the conversion factor. In this case 1 decimeter is equal to 0.21505376344086 × 46.5 centimeters.

Another way is saying that 46.5 centimeters is equal to 1 ÷ 0.21505376344086 decimeters.

## Approximate result

For practical purposes we can round our final result to an approximate numerical value. We can say that forty-six point five centimeters is approximately four point six five decimeters:

46.5 cm ≅ 4.65 dm

An alternative is also that one decimeter is approximately zero point two one five times forty-six point five 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)
47.5 centimeters 4.75 decimeters
48.5 centimeters 4.85 decimeters
49.5 centimeters 4.95 decimeters
50.5 centimeters 5.05 decimeters
51.5 centimeters 5.15 decimeters
52.5 centimeters 5.25 decimeters
53.5 centimeters 5.35 decimeters
54.5 centimeters 5.45 decimeters
55.5 centimeters 5.55 decimeters
56.5 centimeters 5.65 decimeters