# 502 millimeters in decimeters

## Conversion

502 millimeters is equivalent to 5.02 decimeters.^{[1]}

## Conversion formula

How to convert 502 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.

$\frac{1\mathrm{mm}}{502\mathrm{mm}}=\frac{0.01\mathrm{dm}}{x\mathrm{dm}}$Now, we cross multiply to solve for our unknown $x$:

$x\mathrm{dm}=\frac{502\mathrm{mm}}{1\mathrm{mm}}*0.01\mathrm{dm}\to x\mathrm{dm}=5.0200000000000005\mathrm{dm}$Conclusion: $502\mathrm{mm}=5.0200000000000005\mathrm{dm}$

## Conversion in the opposite direction

The inverse of the conversion factor is that **1 decimeter is equal to 0.199203187250996 times 502 millimeters**.

It can also be expressed as: 502 millimeters is equal to $\frac{1}{\mathrm{0.199203187250996}}$ decimeters.

## Approximation

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