## 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 73.7 centimeters into decimeters we have to multiply 73.7 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

73.7 cm → L(dm)

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

L(dm) = 73.7 cm × 0.1 dm

L(dm) = 7.37 dm

The final result is:

73.7 cm → 7.37 dm

We conclude that 73.7 centimeters is equivalent to 7.37 decimeters:

73.7 centimeters = 7.37 decimeters

## Alternative conversion

We can also convert by utilizing the inverse value of the conversion factor. In this case 1 decimeter is equal to 0.13568521031208 × 73.7 centimeters.

Another way is saying that 73.7 centimeters is equal to 1 ÷ 0.13568521031208 decimeters.

## Approximate result

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

73.7 cm ≅ 7.37 dm

An alternative is also that one decimeter is approximately zero point one three six times seventy-three point seven 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)
74.7 centimeters 7.47 decimeters
75.7 centimeters 7.57 decimeters
76.7 centimeters 7.67 decimeters
77.7 centimeters 7.77 decimeters
78.7 centimeters 7.87 decimeters
79.7 centimeters 7.97 decimeters
80.7 centimeters 8.07 decimeters
81.7 centimeters 8.17 decimeters
82.7 centimeters 8.27 decimeters
83.7 centimeters 8.37 decimeters