## 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 53 centimeters into decimeters we have to multiply 53 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

53 cm → L_{(dm)}

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

L_{(dm)} = 53 cm × 0.1 dm

L_{(dm)} = 5.3 dm

The final result is:

53 cm → 5.3 dm

We conclude that **53 centimeters is equivalent to 5.3 decimeters**:

53 centimeters = 5.3 decimeters

## Alternative conversion

We can also convert by utilizing the inverse value of the conversion factor. In this case **1 decimeter is equal to 0.18867924528302 × 53 centimeters**.

Another way is saying that *53 centimeters is equal to 1 ÷ 0.18867924528302 decimeters*.

## Approximate result

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

53 cm ≅ 5.3 dm

An alternative is also that *one decimeter is approximately zero point one eight nine times fifty-three 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) |
---|---|

54 centimeters | 5.4 decimeters |

55 centimeters | 5.5 decimeters |

56 centimeters | 5.6 decimeters |

57 centimeters | 5.7 decimeters |

58 centimeters | 5.8 decimeters |

59 centimeters | 5.9 decimeters |

60 centimeters | 6 decimeters |

61 centimeters | 6.1 decimeters |

62 centimeters | 6.2 decimeters |

63 centimeters | 6.3 decimeters |