## 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 5.5 feet into decimeters we have to multiply 5.5 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

5.5 ft → L(dm)

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

L(dm) = 5.5 ft × 3.048 dm

L(dm) = 16.764 dm

The final result is:

5.5 ft → 16.764 dm

We conclude that 5.5 feet is equivalent to 16.764 decimeters:

5.5 feet = 16.764 decimeters

## Alternative conversion

We can also convert by utilizing the inverse value of the conversion factor. In this case 1 decimeter is equal to 0.059651634454784 × 5.5 feet.

Another way is saying that 5.5 feet is equal to 1 ÷ 0.059651634454784 decimeters.

## Approximate result

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

5.5 ft ≅ 16.764 dm

An alternative is also that one decimeter is approximately zero point zero six times five point five 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)
6.5 feet 19.812 decimeters
7.5 feet 22.86 decimeters
8.5 feet 25.908 decimeters
9.5 feet 28.956 decimeters
10.5 feet 32.004 decimeters
11.5 feet 35.052 decimeters
12.5 feet 38.1 decimeters
13.5 feet 41.148 decimeters
14.5 feet 44.196 decimeters
15.5 feet 47.244 decimeters