## 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 47 centimeters into decimeters we have to multiply 47 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

47 cm → L(dm)

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

L(dm) = 47 cm × 0.1 dm

L(dm) = 4.7 dm

The final result is:

47 cm → 4.7 dm

We conclude that 47 centimeters is equivalent to 4.7 decimeters:

47 centimeters = 4.7 decimeters ## Alternative conversion

We can also convert by utilizing the inverse value of the conversion factor. In this case 1 decimeter is equal to 0.21276595744681 × 47 centimeters.

Another way is saying that 47 centimeters is equal to 1 ÷ 0.21276595744681 decimeters.

## Approximate result

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

47 cm ≅ 4.7 dm

An alternative is also that one decimeter is approximately zero point two one three times forty-seven 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)
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
57 centimeters 5.7 decimeters