## 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 55 centimeters into decimeters we have to multiply 55 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

55 cm → L(dm)

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

L(dm) = 55 cm × 0.1 dm

L(dm) = 5.5 dm

The final result is:

55 cm → 5.5 dm

We conclude that 55 centimeters is equivalent to 5.5 decimeters:

55 centimeters = 5.5 decimeters

## Alternative conversion

We can also convert by utilizing the inverse value of the conversion factor. In this case 1 decimeter is equal to 0.18181818181818 × 55 centimeters.

Another way is saying that 55 centimeters is equal to 1 ÷ 0.18181818181818 decimeters.

## Approximate result

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

55 cm ≅ 5.5 dm

An alternative is also that one decimeter is approximately zero point one eight two times fifty-five 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)
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
64 centimeters 6.4 decimeters
65 centimeters 6.5 decimeters