## 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 feet into decimeters we have to multiply 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 ft → L(dm)

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

L(dm) = 5 ft × 3.048 dm

L(dm) = 15.24 dm

The final result is:

5 ft → 15.24 dm

We conclude that 5 feet is equivalent to 15.24 decimeters:

5 feet = 15.24 decimeters

## Alternative conversion

We can also convert by utilizing the inverse value of the conversion factor. In this case 1 decimeter is equal to 0.065616797900262 × 5 feet.

Another way is saying that 5 feet is equal to 1 ÷ 0.065616797900262 decimeters.

## Approximate result

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

5 ft ≅ 15.24 dm

An alternative is also that one decimeter is approximately zero point zero six six times 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 feet 18.288 decimeters
7 feet 21.336 decimeters
8 feet 24.384 decimeters
9 feet 27.432 decimeters
10 feet 30.48 decimeters
11 feet 33.528 decimeters
12 feet 36.576 decimeters
13 feet 39.624 decimeters
14 feet 42.672 decimeters
15 feet 45.72 decimeters