## How to convert from meters to decimeters?

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

- Write down the length value in
**meters (m)**. **Multiply**it by the value of a meter-to-decimeter conversion factor:**10**.- 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).

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

## Examples

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:

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:

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.

## 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 m | 10 dm |

2 m | 20 dm |

3 m | 30 dm |

4 m | 40 dm |

5 m | 50 dm |

6 m | 60 dm |

7 m | 70 dm |

8 m | 80 dm |

9 m | 90 dm |

10 m | 100 dm |

20 m | 200 dm |

30 m | 300 dm |

40 m | 400 dm |

50 m | 500 dm |

60 m | 600 dm |

70 m | 700 dm |

80 m | 800 dm |

90 m | 900 dm |

100 m | 1,000 dm |

200 m | 2,000 dm |

300 m | 3,000 dm |

400 m | 4,000 dm |

500 m | 5,000 dm |

600 m | 6,000 dm |

700 m | 7,000 dm |

800 m | 8,000 dm |

900 m | 9,000 dm |

1,000 m | 10,000 dm |

2,000 m | 20,000 dm |

3,000 m | 30,000 dm |

4,000 m | 40,000 dm |

5,000 m | 50,000 dm |

6,000 m | 60,000 dm |

7,000 m | 70,000 dm |

8,000 m | 80,000 dm |

9,000 m | 90,000 dm |

10,000 m | 100,000 dm |

## FAQs

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.