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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