## 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 54.2 meters into decimeters we have to multiply 54.2 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

54.2 m → L(dm)

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

L(dm) = 54.2 m × 10 dm

L(dm) = 542 dm

The final result is:

54.2 m → 542 dm

We conclude that 54.2 meters is equivalent to 542 decimeters:

54.2 meters = 542 decimeters

## Alternative conversion

We can also convert by utilizing the inverse value of the conversion factor. In this case 1 decimeter is equal to 0.0018450184501845 × 54.2 meters.

Another way is saying that 54.2 meters is equal to 1 ÷ 0.0018450184501845 decimeters.

## Approximate result

For practical purposes we can round our final result to an approximate numerical value. We can say that fifty-four point two meters is approximately five hundred forty-two decimeters:

54.2 m ≅ 542 dm

An alternative is also that one decimeter is approximately zero point zero zero two times fifty-four point two 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)
55.2 meters 552 decimeters
56.2 meters 562 decimeters
57.2 meters 572 decimeters
58.2 meters 582 decimeters
59.2 meters 592 decimeters
60.2 meters 602 decimeters
61.2 meters 612 decimeters
62.2 meters 622 decimeters
63.2 meters 632 decimeters
64.2 meters 642 decimeters