## Conversion formula

The conversion factor from meters to decimeters is 10, which means that 1 meter is equal to 10 decimeters:

1 m = 10 dm

To convert 501 meters into decimeters we have to multiply 501 by the conversion factor in order to get the length amount from meters to decimeters. We can also form a simple proportion to calculate the result:

1 m → 10 dm

501 m → L(dm)

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

L(dm) = 501 m × 10 dm

L(dm) = 5010 dm

The final result is:

501 m → 5010 dm

We conclude that 501 meters is equivalent to 5010 decimeters:

501 meters = 5010 decimeters

## Alternative conversion

We can also convert by utilizing the inverse value of the conversion factor. In this case 1 decimeter is equal to 0.00019960079840319 × 501 meters.

Another way is saying that 501 meters is equal to 1 ÷ 0.00019960079840319 decimeters.

## Approximate result

For practical purposes we can round our final result to an approximate numerical value. We can say that five hundred one meters is approximately five thousand ten decimeters:

501 m ≅ 5010 dm

An alternative is also that one decimeter is approximately zero times five hundred one meters.

## Conversion table

### meters to decimeters chart

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

meters (m) decimeters (dm)
502 meters 5020 decimeters
503 meters 5030 decimeters
504 meters 5040 decimeters
505 meters 5050 decimeters
506 meters 5060 decimeters
507 meters 5070 decimeters
508 meters 5080 decimeters
509 meters 5090 decimeters
510 meters 5100 decimeters
511 meters 5110 decimeters