# Decimeters to Feet Converter

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## Conversion Table

 decimeters to feet dm ft 1 dm 0.3281 ft 2 dm 0.6562 ft 3 dm 0.9843 ft 4 dm 1.3123 ft 5 dm 1.6404 ft 6 dm 1.9685 ft 7 dm 2.2966 ft 8 dm 2.6247 ft 9 dm 2.9528 ft 10 dm 3.2808 ft 11 dm 3.6089 ft 12 dm 3.937 ft 13 dm 4.2651 ft 14 dm 4.5932 ft 15 dm 4.9213 ft 16 dm 5.2493 ft 17 dm 5.5774 ft 18 dm 5.9055 ft 19 dm 6.2336 ft 20 dm 6.5617 ft

## How to convert

1 decimeter (dm) = 0.32808399 foot (ft). Decimeter (dm) is a unit of Length used in Metric system. Foot (ft) is a unit of Length used in Standard system.

## Decimeter: A Unit of Length Used in the Metric System

The decimeter (dm) is a unit of length in the metric system, which is the most widely used system of measurement in the world. The decimeter is equal to one tenth of a meter, which is the SI base unit of length. The decimeter is also a derived unit in the International System of Units (SI), which is the official system of measurement for science and engineering. The symbol for decimeter is dm. The decimeter is used for measuring medium distances and dimensions, such as the height of a bookshelf or the width of a door. The decimeter is also used for measuring volumes, such as the volume of a cube or a box. The decimeter is named after the deci prefix, which means one tenth in Latin. In this article, we will explore the definition, history, usage and conversion of the decimeter as a unit of length.

## Definition of Decimeter

The decimeter is a unit of length that is equal to one tenth of a meter. It is defined as 1/10 meters. The meter is defined as the length of the path travelled by light in vacuum during a time interval of 1/299792458 seconds.

The definition of the decimeter has not changed since its introduction by the French Academy of Sciences in 1795, as part of the decimal metric system that was adopted after the French Revolution. However, the definition of the meter has changed several times over time, as different standards and methods of measurement were developed by various countries and organizations. The current definition of the meter as based on the speed of light was agreed upon by an international treaty in 1983.

## History of Decimeter

The origin of the decimeter as a unit of length can be traced back to 1795, when the French Academy of Sciences proposed a new system of measurement that was based on decimal fractions and natural constants. The system was called the metric system, and it was intended to replace the old and diverse systems of measurement that were used in France and other countries at that time. The metric system was designed to be simple, universal and rational.

The base unit of length in the metric system was the meter, which was defined as one ten-millionth of the distance from the equator to the North Pole along a meridian through Paris. The meter was divided into ten decimeters, each decimeter into ten centimeters, and each centimeter into ten millimeters. The prefixes deci, centi and milli indicated that they were one tenth, one hundredth and one thousandth of a meter respectively.

The metric system was officially adopted by France in 1799, and gradually spread to other countries over the next century. In 1875, an international treaty called the Metre Convention was signed by 17 countries to establish a common standard for measuring length and mass. The treaty also established an international organization called the International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM) to maintain and improve the metric system.

In 1889, a new standard for the meter was created by using a platinum-iridium bar that was kept at BIPM. This bar was called the International Prototype Metre, and it was divided into ten equal parts to make standard decimeters. The bar was also compared with other national standards to ensure accuracy and consistency.

In 1960, an international conference called the General Conference on Weights and Measures (CGPM) adopted a new system of measurement called the International System of Units (SI), which was based on seven base units that could be derived from physical constants. The meter was redefined as 1,650,763.73 wavelengths of light emitted by a krypton-86 atom in a vacuum. The decimeter remained as a derived unit in SI, but it was no longer recommended for use in scientific and technical fields.

In 1983, another CGPM conference redefined the meter again as the length of the path travelled by light in vacuum during a time interval of 1/299792458 seconds. This definition was based on the speed of light, which is a universal constant that can be measured with high precision. The decimeter also changed accordingly to reflect this new definition.

## Usage of Decimeter

The decimeter is a unit of length that is used for measuring medium distances and dimensions, such as the height of a bookshelf or the width of a door. The decimeter is also used for measuring volumes, such as the volume of a cube or a box.

The decimeter is commonly used in everyday life, especially in countries that follow the metric system. Some examples are:

• Measuring the dimensions of furniture and appliances.
• Measuring the size of books and magazines.
• Measuring the capacity of containers and bottles.
• Measuring the depth of water and soil.
• Measuring the distance between objects and landmarks.

The decimeter is also used in some scientific and technical fields, such as:

• Measuring the diameter and circumference of circles and cylinders.
• Measuring the volume and surface area of solids and liquids.
• Measuring the density and specific gravity of substances.
• Measuring the pressure and temperature of gases and fluids.
• Measuring the focal length and magnification of lenses and mirrors.

## How to Convert Decimeter

The decimeter can be converted to other units of length by using conversion factors or formulas. Here are some examples of how to convert decimeters to other units of length in the SI system, the US customary system and other systems:

• To convert decimeters to centimeters, multiply by 10. For example, 10 dm = 10 × 10 = 100 cm.
• To convert decimeters to meters, divide by 10. For example, 10 dm = 10 / 10 = 1 m.
• To convert decimeters to kilometers, divide by 10000. For example, 10 dm = 10 / 10000 = 0.001 km.
• To convert decimeters to inches, multiply by 3.937. For example, 10 dm = 10 × 3.937 = 39.37 in.
• To convert decimeters to feet, multiply by 0.328. For example, 10 dm = 10 × 0.328 = 3.28 ft.
Decimeters also can be marked as decimetres.

## Foot: A Unit of Length Used in the US Customary System

The foot (ft) is a unit of length used in the US customary system, which is one of the systems of measurement used in the United States and some other countries. The foot is equal to 12 inches or 0.3048 meter. The foot is also a derived unit in the imperial system, which is the official system of measurement for the United Kingdom and some other Commonwealth countries. The symbol for foot is ft or ′. The foot is used for measuring short distances and dimensions, such as the height of a person or the width of a door. The foot is named after the human foot, which was used as a standard of measurement in ancient times. In this article, we will explore the definition, history, usage and conversion of the foot as a unit of length.

## Definition of Foot

The foot is a unit of length that is equal to 12 inches. It is defined as 0.3048 meter by international agreement in 1959. One inch is equal to 25.4 millimeters.

The definition of the foot has changed over time, as different standards and methods of measurement were developed by various countries and organizations. The current definition of the foot as based on the meter was agreed upon by an international treaty in 1959.

## History of Foot

The origin of the foot as a unit of length can be traced back to ancient times, when it was used as a measure of length based on the human body. The word foot comes from the Old English word fot, which was derived from the Proto-Germanic word fotuz. It referred to the length of a human foot, which was about 280 millimeters.

The foot was also used as a measure of length by other civilizations, such as the Romans, who used it as one-sixteenth of a Roman pace or passus. The Roman foot was about 296 millimeters.

The foot was adopted by other countries that followed the English system of measurement, such as the United States and Canada. It was also incorporated into the imperial system, which was established by an act of Parliament in 1824. The imperial system was based on seven base units that could be derived from natural and traditional units. The foot remained as a derived unit in the imperial system, but it was no longer recommended for use in scientific and technical fields.

## Where Foot is Used

The foot is a unit of length that is used for measuring short distances and dimensions, such as the height of a person or the width of a door.

The foot is commonly used in everyday life, especially in countries that follow the US customary system. Some examples are:

• Measuring the size and shape of objects and tools.
• The construction industry uses foot as a unit of measurement for various purposes, such as planning, designing, building, and estimating.
• The aviation industry uses foot as a unit of measurement for altitude (the height above sea level) and flight level.
• The surveying industry uses foot as a unit of measurement for land area and distance.
• The construction industry uses foot as a unit of measurement for various purposes, such as planning, designing, building, and estimating materials and costs.

## Foot Equivalents in Other Units and Scales

The foot (ft) is a unit of length used in the US customary system, which is one of the systems of measurement used in the United States and some other countries. The foot is equal to 12 inches or 0.3048 meter. The foot is also a derived unit in the imperial system, which is the official system of measurement for the United Kingdom and some other Commonwealth countries. The symbol for foot is ft or ′. The foot is used for measuring short distances and dimensions, such as the height of a person or the width of a door. The foot is named after the human foot, which was used as a standard of measurement in ancient times.

In this article, we will explore how to convert foot to other units of length in the US customary system and the SI system. We will also provide 10 examples of conversion for each system.

## How to Convert Foot to Other Units of Length in the US Customary System

The US customary system is a system of measurement that uses units such as inch, yard, mile, ounce, pound, gallon, etc. The US customary system is based on the English system of measurement that was used before the adoption of the metric system.

To convert foot to other units of length in the US customary system, we need to know the relationship between foot and other units. Here are some common units and their equivalent values in feet:

• 1 inch = 1/12 foot
• 1 yard = 3 feet
• 1 mile = 5280 feet
• 1 fathom = 6 feet
• 1 rod = 16.5 feet
• To convert foot to any of these units, we need to multiply or divide by the appropriate factor. For example, to convert 10 feet to inches, we need to multiply by 12:

10 feet x 12 = 120 inches

To convert 10 feet to miles, we need to divide by 5280:

10 feet / 5280 = 0.00189 miles

To convert 10 feet to fathoms, we need to divide by 6:

10 feet / 6 = 1.667 fathoms

To convert 10 feet to rods, we need to divide by 16.5:

10 feet / 16.5 = 0.606 rods

## How to Convert Foot to Other Units of Length in the SI System

The SI system (or International System of Units) is a system of measurement that uses units such as meter, kilogram, second, ampere, kelvin, mole, candela, etc. The SI system is based on the metric system that was developed in France in the late 18th century.

To convert foot to other units of length in the SI system, we need to know the relationship between foot and meter. The meter is the base unit of length in the SI system and it is defined as “the length of the path travelled by light in vacuum during a time interval of 1/299792458 seconds.” One foot is equal to 0.3048 meters.

To convert foot to any other unit of length in the SI system, we need to multiply or divide by the appropriate power of ten and add a prefix. Here are some common units and their equivalent values in meters:

• 1 kilometer = 1000 meters
• 1 centimeter = 0.01 meter
• 1 millimeter = 0.001 meter
• 1 micrometer = 0.000001 meter
• 1 nanometer = 0.000000001 meter
• To convert foot to any of these units, we need to multiply by the appropriate factor and add a prefix.

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