## Conversion formula

The conversion factor from inches to decimeters is 0.254, which means that 1 inch is equal to 0.254 decimeters:

1 in = 0.254 dm

To convert 5.5 inches into decimeters we have to multiply 5.5 by the conversion factor in order to get the length amount from inches to decimeters. We can also form a simple proportion to calculate the result:

1 in → 0.254 dm

5.5 in → L(dm)

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

L(dm) = 5.5 in × 0.254 dm

L(dm) = 1.397 dm

The final result is:

5.5 in → 1.397 dm

We conclude that 5.5 inches is equivalent to 1.397 decimeters:

5.5 inches = 1.397 decimeters

## Alternative conversion

We can also convert by utilizing the inverse value of the conversion factor. In this case 1 decimeter is equal to 0.71581961345741 × 5.5 inches.

Another way is saying that 5.5 inches is equal to 1 ÷ 0.71581961345741 decimeters.

## Approximate result

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

5.5 in ≅ 1.397 dm

An alternative is also that one decimeter is approximately zero point seven one six times five point five inches.

## Conversion table

### inches to decimeters chart

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

inches (in) decimeters (dm)
6.5 inches 1.651 decimeters
7.5 inches 1.905 decimeters
8.5 inches 2.159 decimeters
9.5 inches 2.413 decimeters
10.5 inches 2.667 decimeters
11.5 inches 2.921 decimeters
12.5 inches 3.175 decimeters
13.5 inches 3.429 decimeters
14.5 inches 3.683 decimeters
15.5 inches 3.937 decimeters