## 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 70 centimeters into decimeters we have to multiply 70 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

70 cm → L(dm)

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

L(dm) = 70 cm × 0.1 dm

L(dm) = 7 dm

The final result is:

70 cm → 7 dm

We conclude that 70 centimeters is equivalent to 7 decimeters:

70 centimeters = 7 decimeters

## Alternative conversion

We can also convert by utilizing the inverse value of the conversion factor. In this case 1 decimeter is equal to 0.14285714285714 × 70 centimeters.

Another way is saying that 70 centimeters is equal to 1 ÷ 0.14285714285714 decimeters.

## Approximate result

For practical purposes we can round our final result to an approximate numerical value. We can say that seventy centimeters is approximately seven decimeters:

70 cm ≅ 7 dm

An alternative is also that one decimeter is approximately zero point one four three times seventy 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)
71 centimeters 7.1 decimeters
72 centimeters 7.2 decimeters
73 centimeters 7.3 decimeters
74 centimeters 7.4 decimeters
75 centimeters 7.5 decimeters
76 centimeters 7.6 decimeters
77 centimeters 7.7 decimeters
78 centimeters 7.8 decimeters
79 centimeters 7.9 decimeters
80 centimeters 8 decimeters