# Decimeter to Centimeter conversion

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

## How to Convert decimeter to centimeter

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

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

centimeter=dm * 10

### Convert 5 decimeters to Centimeter

5 dm = (5 * 10) = 50cm

### Convert 10 decimeters to Centimeter

10 dm = (10 * 10) = 100 cm

### Convert 100 decimeters to Centimeter

100 dm = (100 * 10) = 1,000cm

## 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.

## 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.

## How to use our Decimeter to Centimeters converter (dm to cm converter)

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

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

## Decimeter to centimeter Conversion Table

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