Centimeter to Decimeter conversion
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
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.
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
- Input the unit of centimeter you wish to convert
- Click on convert and watch this result display in the box below it
- Click Reset to reset the centimeter value
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