## 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 85 centimeters into decimeters we have to multiply 85 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

85 cm → L(dm)

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

L(dm) = 85 cm × 0.1 dm

L(dm) = 8.5 dm

The final result is:

85 cm → 8.5 dm

We conclude that 85 centimeters is equivalent to 8.5 decimeters:

85 centimeters = 8.5 decimeters

## Alternative conversion

We can also convert by utilizing the inverse value of the conversion factor. In this case 1 decimeter is equal to 0.11764705882353 × 85 centimeters.

Another way is saying that 85 centimeters is equal to 1 ÷ 0.11764705882353 decimeters.

## Approximate result

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

85 cm ≅ 8.5 dm

An alternative is also that one decimeter is approximately zero point one one eight times 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)
86 centimeters 8.6 decimeters
87 centimeters 8.7 decimeters
88 centimeters 8.8 decimeters
89 centimeters 8.9 decimeters
90 centimeters 9 decimeters
91 centimeters 9.1 decimeters
92 centimeters 9.2 decimeters
93 centimeters 9.3 decimeters
94 centimeters 9.4 decimeters
95 centimeters 9.5 decimeters