## 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 585 centimeters into decimeters we have to multiply 585 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

585 cm → L(dm)

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

L(dm) = 585 cm × 0.1 dm

L(dm) = 58.5 dm

The final result is:

585 cm → 58.5 dm

We conclude that 585 centimeters is equivalent to 58.5 decimeters:

585 centimeters = 58.5 decimeters

## Alternative conversion

We can also convert by utilizing the inverse value of the conversion factor. In this case 1 decimeter is equal to 0.017094017094017 × 585 centimeters.

Another way is saying that 585 centimeters is equal to 1 ÷ 0.017094017094017 decimeters.

## Approximate result

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

585 cm ≅ 58.5 dm

An alternative is also that one decimeter is approximately zero point zero one seven times five hundred eighty-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)
586 centimeters 58.6 decimeters
587 centimeters 58.7 decimeters
588 centimeters 58.8 decimeters
589 centimeters 58.9 decimeters
590 centimeters 59 decimeters
591 centimeters 59.1 decimeters
592 centimeters 59.2 decimeters
593 centimeters 59.3 decimeters
594 centimeters 59.4 decimeters
595 centimeters 59.5 decimeters