# Centimeter to Decimeter conversion

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Our centimeter to decimeter(cm to dm) conversion tool is a free converter that enables you to convert from centimeter to decimeter easily.

## How to Convert centimeter to decimeter

To convert a centimeter measurement(cm) to a decimeter measurement(dm), divide the length by the conversion ratio. Since one Centimeter is equal to 10 Decimeter, you can use this simple formula to convert:

### What is the formula to convert from centimeter to decimeter?

decimeter=cm / 10

### Convert 5 centimeter to Decimeter

5 cm = (5 / 10) = 0.5dm

### Convert 10 centimeter to Decimeter

10 cm = (10 / 10) = 1dm

### Convert 100 centimeter to Decimeter

100 cm = (100 / 10) = 10dm

## Centimeter

### What is a Centimeter?

A centimeter (cm) is a unit of length in the International System of Units (SI), the current form of the metric system. It is defined as 1/100 meters.

Centimeters can be abbreviated as cm; for example, 1 centimeter can be written as 1cm.

### What is the centimeter used for?

The centimeter is used in all sorts of applications worldwide in instances where a smaller denomination of the meter is required. Height is commonly measured in centimeters outside of countries like the United States.

## Decimeter

### What is an Decimeter?

A decimeter is a unit of length in the metric system. The term “Deci” means one-tenth, and therefore decimetre means one-tenth of a meter. Since a meter is 100 cm, one-tenth of 100 cm is 10 cm. Thus one Decimeter measures 10 cm.

Decimeter can be abbreviated as dm; for example, 1 Decimeter can be written as 1dm.

### What is the Decimeter used for?

A decimeter is not widely used but is an important unit. In real life, we rarely find measurements written in decimetres. Since one meter is not a very long length, it is easier to use 0.1 m or 0.5 m when the length is shorter than a meter.

## How to use our Centimeter to Decimeters converter (cm to dm converter)

Follow these 3 simple steps to use our centimeter to decimeter converter

1. Input the unit of centimeter you wish to convert
2. Click on convert and watch this result display in the box below it
3. Click Reset to reset the centimeter value

## Centimeter to decimeter Conversion Table

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