## 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 5.8 feet into decimeters we have to multiply 5.8 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

5.8 ft → L(dm)

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

L(dm) = 5.8 ft × 3.048 dm

L(dm) = 17.6784 dm

The final result is:

5.8 ft → 17.6784 dm

We conclude that 5.8 feet is equivalent to 17.6784 decimeters:

5.8 feet = 17.6784 decimeters

## Alternative conversion

We can also convert by utilizing the inverse value of the conversion factor. In this case 1 decimeter is equal to 0.056566205086433 × 5.8 feet.

Another way is saying that 5.8 feet is equal to 1 ÷ 0.056566205086433 decimeters.

## Approximate result

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

5.8 ft ≅ 17.678 dm

An alternative is also that one decimeter is approximately zero point zero five seven times five point eight 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)
6.8 feet 20.726 decimeters
7.8 feet 23.774 decimeters
8.8 feet 26.822 decimeters
9.8 feet 29.87 decimeters
10.8 feet 32.918 decimeters
11.8 feet 35.966 decimeters
12.8 feet 39.014 decimeters
13.8 feet 42.062 decimeters
14.8 feet 45.11 decimeters
15.8 feet 48.158 decimeters