# 48 meters in decimeters

## Conversion

48 meters is equivalent to 480 decimeters.^{[1]}

## Conversion formula

How to convert 48 meters to decimeters?

We know (by definition) that: $1\mathrm{m}=10\mathrm{dm}$

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

$\frac{1\mathrm{m}}{48\mathrm{m}}=\frac{10\mathrm{dm}}{x\mathrm{dm}}$Now, we cross multiply to solve for our unknown $x$:

$x\mathrm{dm}=\frac{48\mathrm{m}}{1\mathrm{m}}*10\mathrm{dm}\to x\mathrm{dm}=480\mathrm{dm}$Conclusion: $48\mathrm{m}=480\mathrm{dm}$

## Conversion in the opposite direction

The inverse of the conversion factor is that **1 decimeter is equal to 0.00208333333333333 times 48 meters**.

It can also be expressed as: 48 meters is equal to $\frac{1}{\mathrm{0.00208333333333333}}$ decimeters.

## Approximation

An approximate numerical result would be: **forty-eight meters is about four hundred and eighty decimeters**, or alternatively, *a decimeter is about zero times forty-eight meters*.

## 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.