## 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 5.3 meters into decimeters we have to multiply 5.3 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

5.3 m → L(dm)

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

L(dm) = 5.3 m × 10 dm

L(dm) = 53 dm

The final result is:

5.3 m → 53 dm

We conclude that 5.3 meters is equivalent to 53 decimeters:

5.3 meters = 53 decimeters

## Alternative conversion

We can also convert by utilizing the inverse value of the conversion factor. In this case 1 decimeter is equal to 0.018867924528302 × 5.3 meters.

Another way is saying that 5.3 meters is equal to 1 ÷ 0.018867924528302 decimeters.

## Approximate result

For practical purposes we can round our final result to an approximate numerical value. We can say that five point three meters is approximately fifty-three decimeters:

5.3 m ≅ 53 dm

An alternative is also that one decimeter is approximately zero point zero one nine times five point three 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)
6.3 meters 63 decimeters
7.3 meters 73 decimeters
8.3 meters 83 decimeters
9.3 meters 93 decimeters
10.3 meters 103 decimeters
11.3 meters 113 decimeters
12.3 meters 123 decimeters
13.3 meters 133 decimeters
14.3 meters 143 decimeters
15.3 meters 153 decimeters