## Unit Converter

## Conversion formula

The conversion factor from centimeters to decimeters is 0.1, which means that 1 centimeter is equal to 0.1 decimeters:

1 cm = 0.1 dm

To convert 5 centimeters into decimeters we have to multiply 5 by the conversion factor in order to get the length amount from centimeters to decimeters. We can also form a simple proportion to calculate the result:

1 cm → 0.1 dm

5 cm → L_{(dm)}

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

L_{(dm)} = 5 cm × 0.1 dm

L_{(dm)} = 0.5 dm

The final result is:

5 cm → 0.5 dm

We conclude that **5 centimeters is equivalent to 0.5 decimeters**:

5 centimeters = 0.5 decimeters

## Alternative conversion

We can also convert by utilizing the inverse value of the conversion factor. In this case **1 decimeter is equal to 2 × 5 centimeters**.

Another way is saying that *5 centimeters is equal to 1 ÷ 2 decimeters*.

## Approximate result

For practical purposes we can round our final result to an approximate numerical value. We can say that **five centimeters is approximately zero point five decimeters**:

5 cm ≅ 0.5 dm

An alternative is also that *one decimeter is approximately two times five centimeters*.

## Conversion table

### centimeters to decimeters chart

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

centimeters (cm) | decimeters (dm) |
---|---|

6 centimeters | 0.6 decimeters |

7 centimeters | 0.7 decimeters |

8 centimeters | 0.8 decimeters |

9 centimeters | 0.9 decimeters |

10 centimeters | 1 decimeters |

11 centimeters | 1.1 decimeters |

12 centimeters | 1.2 decimeters |

13 centimeters | 1.3 decimeters |

14 centimeters | 1.4 decimeters |

15 centimeters | 1.5 decimeters |