# 5 meters in decimeters

## Conversion

5 meters is equivalent to 50 decimeters.[1]

## Conversion formula How to convert 5 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.

$1 ⁢ m 5 ⁢ m = 10 ⁢ dm x ⁢ dm$

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

$x\mathrm{dm}=\frac{5\mathrm{m}}{1\mathrm{m}}*10\mathrm{dm}\to x\mathrm{dm}=50\mathrm{dm}$

Conclusion: $5 ⁢ m = 50 ⁢ dm$

## Conversion in the opposite direction

The inverse of the conversion factor is that 1 decimeter is equal to 0.02 times 5 meters.

It can also be expressed as: 5 meters is equal to $\frac{1}{\mathrm{0.02}}$ decimeters.

## Approximation

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