Meters to decimeters (m to dm) converter Explained

By Last updated: June 21, 2023

Meter to Decimeter Converter

How to convert from meters to decimeters?

To convert a distance or length from meters (m) to decimeters (dm), follow the simple steps below:

  1. Write down the length value in meters (m).
  2. Multiply it by the value of a meter-to-decimeter conversion factor: 10.
  3. The result from multiplication is the value of the length or distance in decimeters or dm.

Meters to decimeters formula

Here is the equation to find the length or distance in decimeters (dm) when knowing the n-meters (m): n (m) = n × 10 (dm).

$$n\ \text{meters}= n \times 10\ \text{decimeters}$$

Or remember the conversion factor: 1 m = 10 dm.

$$1\ m = 10\ dm$$


How to convert 0.97 meters to decimeters?

Write down 0.97 meters and multiply it by the meter-to-decimeter conversion factor of 10 to get decimeters:

$0.97\ m = 0.97 \times 10 = 9.7\ dm$

So 0.97 meters is equal to 9.7 decimeters or 9.7 dm.

How to convert 3 meters to decimeters?

Write down 3 meters and multiply it by 10 to get decimeters:

$3\ m = 3 \times 10 = 30\ dm$

So 3 meters is equal to 30 decimeters or 30 dm.

Alternatively, you can use our calculator by entering the number 3 into the meter box, and you will instantly get the length in decimeters, in this case, 30 dm.

Convert 3 meters to decimeters with our calculator app.
Convert 3 meters to decimeters with our calculator app.

Meters to decimeters table

Here is a conversion table from meters (m) to decimeters (dm) valued from 1 to 10,000. Use the table for a quick reference and remember it for everyday use.

Meters (m)Decimeters (dm)
1 m10 dm
2 m20 dm
3 m30 dm
4 m40 dm
5 m50 dm
6 m60 dm
7 m70 dm
8 m80 dm
9 m90 dm
10 m100 dm
20 m200 dm
30 m300 dm
40 m400 dm
50 m500 dm
60 m600 dm
70 m700 dm
80 m800 dm
90 m900 dm
100 m1,000 dm
200 m2,000 dm
300 m3,000 dm
400 m4,000 dm
500 m5,000 dm
600 m6,000 dm
700 m7,000 dm
800 m8,000 dm
900 m9,000 dm
1,000 m10,000 dm
2,000 m20,000 dm
3,000 m30,000 dm
4,000 m40,000 dm
5,000 m50,000 dm
6,000 m60,000 dm
7,000 m70,000 dm
8,000 m80,000 dm
9,000 m90,000 dm
10,000 m100,000 dm


How many meters are there in a decimeter?

There are 0.1 or $\frac{1}{10}$ meters in a decimeter. Deci- or d- is an official SI prefix denoting multiplication by 0.1 or 10-1.

Is meters or decimeters bigger?

A decimeter is ten times smaller than a meter. The meter is the base unit of metric length in the International System of Units (SI), while a decimeter equals 0.1 meters.

Meter to Decimeter Converter

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About this app

The Meter to decimeter (m to dm) converter is a simple tool for converting length or distance from meter (m) to decimeter (dm) with an additional saving feature that allows you to keep track of multiple conversions for comparison.

App availability

You can use the calculator for free as a PWA web app online or install it locally on any modern operating system, including Android, iOS, Windows 11/10, and macOS.

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