## Conversion formula

The conversion factor from meters to decimeters is 10, which means that 1 meter is equal to 10 decimeters:

1 m = 10 dm

To convert 49.7 meters into decimeters we have to multiply 49.7 by the conversion factor in order to get the length amount from meters to decimeters. We can also form a simple proportion to calculate the result:

1 m → 10 dm

49.7 m → L(dm)

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

L(dm) = 49.7 m × 10 dm

L(dm) = 497 dm

The final result is:

49.7 m → 497 dm

We conclude that 49.7 meters is equivalent to 497 decimeters:

49.7 meters = 497 decimeters

## Alternative conversion

We can also convert by utilizing the inverse value of the conversion factor. In this case 1 decimeter is equal to 0.0020120724346076 × 49.7 meters.

Another way is saying that 49.7 meters is equal to 1 ÷ 0.0020120724346076 decimeters.

## Approximate result

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

49.7 m ≅ 497 dm

An alternative is also that one decimeter is approximately zero point zero zero two times forty-nine point seven meters.

## Conversion table

### meters to decimeters chart

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

meters (m) decimeters (dm)
50.7 meters 507 decimeters
51.7 meters 517 decimeters
52.7 meters 527 decimeters
53.7 meters 537 decimeters
54.7 meters 547 decimeters
55.7 meters 557 decimeters
56.7 meters 567 decimeters
57.7 meters 577 decimeters
58.7 meters 587 decimeters
59.7 meters 597 decimeters