## 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 98 centimeters into decimeters we have to multiply 98 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

98 cm → L(dm)

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

L(dm) = 98 cm × 0.1 dm

L(dm) = 9.8 dm

The final result is:

98 cm → 9.8 dm

We conclude that 98 centimeters is equivalent to 9.8 decimeters:

98 centimeters = 9.8 decimeters

## Alternative conversion

We can also convert by utilizing the inverse value of the conversion factor. In this case 1 decimeter is equal to 0.10204081632653 × 98 centimeters.

Another way is saying that 98 centimeters is equal to 1 ÷ 0.10204081632653 decimeters.

## Approximate result

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

98 cm ≅ 9.8 dm

An alternative is also that one decimeter is approximately zero point one zero two times ninety-eight 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)
99 centimeters 9.9 decimeters
100 centimeters 10 decimeters
101 centimeters 10.1 decimeters
102 centimeters 10.2 decimeters
103 centimeters 10.3 decimeters
104 centimeters 10.4 decimeters
105 centimeters 10.5 decimeters
106 centimeters 10.6 decimeters
107 centimeters 10.7 decimeters
108 centimeters 10.8 decimeters