## Unit Converter

## 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 49 centimeters into decimeters we have to multiply 49 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

49 cm → L_{(dm)}

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

L_{(dm)} = 49 cm × 0.1 dm

L_{(dm)} = 4.9 dm

The final result is:

49 cm → 4.9 dm

We conclude that **49 centimeters is equivalent to 4.9 decimeters**:

49 centimeters = 4.9 decimeters

## Alternative conversion

We can also convert by utilizing the inverse value of the conversion factor. In this case **1 decimeter is equal to 0.20408163265306 × 49 centimeters**.

Another way is saying that *49 centimeters is equal to 1 ÷ 0.20408163265306 decimeters*.

## Approximate result

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

49 cm ≅ 4.9 dm

An alternative is also that *one decimeter is approximately zero point two zero four times forty-nine 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) |
---|---|

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 |

58 centimeters | 5.8 decimeters |

59 centimeters | 5.9 decimeters |