A decimetre is 0.1 of a meter or 1 meter is 10 decimetres. A simple way to convert decimetres into meters is to simply knock a ‘0’ off the end of the decimetres. 100 decimetres for example is 10 meters. You simply take away that last ‘0’ and you have your answer. 550 decimetres would be 55 meters. It is ever so slightly more complicated when your amount of decimetres does not end in a ‘0’ but it is still extremely simple. 1,455 decimetres for example would be 145.5 meters. You simply place a decimal point before the last number.

The decimetre and the metre are part of the metric system, an international decimalised system of measurement. France was first to adopt it in 1799 and it is now the basic system of measurement used in almost every country in the world; the United States being the only industrialised country yet to adopt the International System of Units as its predominant system of measurement. Other measurements included in the system include the centimetre, kilometre, millimetre, grams, seconds, degree celsius, square meter, hectare, litre, newton, kilopascal, watt and kilowatt, ampere and kilojoule and megajoule.

Despite the fact that the metric system is the system of measurement for almost the whole world, the imperial system is still widely used throughout Britain and America. The imperial system is the system of units first defined in the British Weights and Measures Act of 1824, and 187 years on, it is still used, particularly with older generations in the UK and the USA have a slightly different version of the imperial system called The United States customary system.

The decimetre and the metre are part of the metric system, an international decimalised system of measurement. France was first to adopt it in 1799 and it is now the basic system of measurement used in almost every country in the world; the United States being the only industrialised country yet to adopt the International System of Units as its predominant system of measurement. Other measurements included in the system include the centimetre, kilometre, millimetre, grams, seconds, degree celsius, square meter, hectare, litre, newton, kilopascal, watt and kilowatt, ampere and kilojoule and megajoule.

Despite the fact that the metric system is the system of measurement for almost the whole world, the imperial system is still widely used throughout Britain and America. The imperial system is the system of units first defined in the British Weights and Measures Act of 1824, and 187 years on, it is still used, particularly with older generations in the UK and the USA have a slightly different version of the imperial system called The United States customary system.