## Conversion formula

The conversion factor from meters to decimeters is 10, which means that 1 meter is equal to 10 decimeters:

1 m = 10 dm

To convert 87 meters into decimeters we have to multiply 87 by the conversion factor in order to get the length amount from meters to decimeters. We can also form a simple proportion to calculate the result:

1 m → 10 dm

87 m → L(dm)

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

L(dm) = 87 m × 10 dm

L(dm) = 870 dm

The final result is:

87 m → 870 dm

We conclude that 87 meters is equivalent to 870 decimeters:

87 meters = 870 decimeters

## Alternative conversion

We can also convert by utilizing the inverse value of the conversion factor. In this case 1 decimeter is equal to 0.0011494252873563 × 87 meters.

Another way is saying that 87 meters is equal to 1 ÷ 0.0011494252873563 decimeters.

## Approximate result

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

87 m ≅ 870 dm

An alternative is also that one decimeter is approximately zero point zero zero one times eighty-seven meters.

## Conversion table

### meters to decimeters chart

For quick reference purposes, below is the conversion table you can use to convert from meters to decimeters

meters (m) decimeters (dm)
88 meters 880 decimeters
89 meters 890 decimeters
90 meters 900 decimeters
91 meters 910 decimeters
92 meters 920 decimeters
93 meters 930 decimeters
94 meters 940 decimeters
95 meters 950 decimeters
96 meters 960 decimeters
97 meters 970 decimeters