## Unit Converter

## 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 |