## 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 centimeters into decimeters we have to multiply 46 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 cm → L(dm)

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

L(dm) = 46 cm × 0.1 dm

L(dm) = 4.6 dm

The final result is:

46 cm → 4.6 dm

We conclude that 46 centimeters is equivalent to 4.6 decimeters:

46 centimeters = 4.6 decimeters

## Alternative conversion

We can also convert by utilizing the inverse value of the conversion factor. In this case 1 decimeter is equal to 0.21739130434783 × 46 centimeters.

Another way is saying that 46 centimeters is equal to 1 ÷ 0.21739130434783 decimeters.

## Approximate result

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

46 cm ≅ 4.6 dm

An alternative is also that one decimeter is approximately zero point two one seven times forty-six 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 centimeters 4.7 decimeters
48 centimeters 4.8 decimeters
49 centimeters 4.9 decimeters
50 centimeters 5 decimeters
51 centimeters 5.1 decimeters
52 centimeters 5.2 decimeters
53 centimeters 5.3 decimeters
54 centimeters 5.4 decimeters
55 centimeters 5.5 decimeters
56 centimeters 5.6 decimeters