In the metric system, one decimeter equals 10 centimeters.

The metric system is based on multiples of 10. A meter consists of 100 centimeters. (If it helps, remember that a century is 100 years and 100 cents make up a dollar. So 100 centimeters make up a meter.)

A meter also consists of 10 decimeters.

So each decimeter equals 10 centimeters.

Hope this helps!

The metric system is based on multiples of 10. A meter consists of 100 centimeters. (If it helps, remember that a century is 100 years and 100 cents make up a dollar. So 100 centimeters make up a meter.)

A meter also consists of 10 decimeters.

So each decimeter equals 10 centimeters.

Hope this helps!