# 500 millimeters in decimeters

## Conversion

500 millimeters is equivalent to 5 decimeters.[1]

## Conversion formula How to convert 500 millimeters to decimeters?

We know (by definition) that: $1\mathrm{mm}=0.01\mathrm{dm}$

We can set up a proportion to solve for the number of decimeters.

$1 ⁢ mm 500 ⁢ mm = 0.01 ⁢ dm x ⁢ dm$

Now, we cross multiply to solve for our unknown $x$:

$x\mathrm{dm}=\frac{500\mathrm{mm}}{1\mathrm{mm}}*0.01\mathrm{dm}\to x\mathrm{dm}=5.0\mathrm{dm}$

Conclusion: $500 ⁢ mm = 5.0 ⁢ dm$

## Conversion in the opposite direction

The inverse of the conversion factor is that 1 decimeter is equal to 0.2 times 500 millimeters.

It can also be expressed as: 500 millimeters is equal to $\frac{1}{\mathrm{0.2}}$ decimeters.

## Approximation

An approximate numerical result would be: five hundred millimeters is about zero decimeters, or alternatively, a decimeter is about zero times five hundred millimeters.

## Footnotes

[1] The precision is 15 significant digits (fourteen digits to the right of the decimal point).

Results may contain small errors due to the use of floating point arithmetic.