## 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 74 centimeters into decimeters we have to multiply 74 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

74 cm → L(dm)

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

L(dm) = 74 cm × 0.1 dm

L(dm) = 7.4 dm

The final result is:

74 cm → 7.4 dm

We conclude that 74 centimeters is equivalent to 7.4 decimeters:

74 centimeters = 7.4 decimeters

## Alternative conversion

We can also convert by utilizing the inverse value of the conversion factor. In this case 1 decimeter is equal to 0.13513513513514 × 74 centimeters.

Another way is saying that 74 centimeters is equal to 1 ÷ 0.13513513513514 decimeters.

## Approximate result

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

74 cm ≅ 7.4 dm

An alternative is also that one decimeter is approximately zero point one three five times seventy-four 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)
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
81 centimeters 8.1 decimeters
82 centimeters 8.2 decimeters
83 centimeters 8.3 decimeters
84 centimeters 8.4 decimeters