## Conversion formula

The conversion factor from feet to decimeters is 3.048, which means that 1 foot is equal to 3.048 decimeters:

1 ft = 3.048 dm

To convert 5.3 feet into decimeters we have to multiply 5.3 by the conversion factor in order to get the length amount from feet to decimeters. We can also form a simple proportion to calculate the result:

1 ft → 3.048 dm

5.3 ft → L(dm)

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

L(dm) = 5.3 ft × 3.048 dm

L(dm) = 16.1544 dm

The final result is:

5.3 ft → 16.1544 dm

We conclude that 5.3 feet is equivalent to 16.1544 decimeters:

5.3 feet = 16.1544 decimeters

## Alternative conversion

We can also convert by utilizing the inverse value of the conversion factor. In this case 1 decimeter is equal to 0.061902639528549 × 5.3 feet.

Another way is saying that 5.3 feet is equal to 1 ÷ 0.061902639528549 decimeters.

## Approximate result

For practical purposes we can round our final result to an approximate numerical value. We can say that five point three feet is approximately sixteen point one five four decimeters:

5.3 ft ≅ 16.154 dm

An alternative is also that one decimeter is approximately zero point zero six two times five point three feet.

## Conversion table

### feet to decimeters chart

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

feet (ft) decimeters (dm)
6.3 feet 19.202 decimeters
7.3 feet 22.25 decimeters
8.3 feet 25.298 decimeters
9.3 feet 28.346 decimeters
10.3 feet 31.394 decimeters
11.3 feet 34.442 decimeters
12.3 feet 37.49 decimeters
13.3 feet 40.538 decimeters
14.3 feet 43.586 decimeters
15.3 feet 46.634 decimeters