## 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 meters into decimeters we have to multiply 49 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 m → L(dm)

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

L(dm) = 49 m × 10 dm

L(dm) = 490 dm

The final result is:

49 m → 490 dm

We conclude that 49 meters is equivalent to 490 decimeters:

49 meters = 490 decimeters ## Alternative conversion

We can also convert by utilizing the inverse value of the conversion factor. In this case 1 decimeter is equal to 0.0020408163265306 × 49 meters.

Another way is saying that 49 meters is equal to 1 ÷ 0.0020408163265306 decimeters.

## Approximate result

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

49 m ≅ 490 dm

An alternative is also that one decimeter is approximately zero point zero zero two times forty-nine 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 meters 500 decimeters
51 meters 510 decimeters
52 meters 520 decimeters
53 meters 530 decimeters
54 meters 540 decimeters
55 meters 550 decimeters
56 meters 560 decimeters
57 meters 570 decimeters
58 meters 580 decimeters
59 meters 590 decimeters