# 1 decimetre

A clickable mosaic of objects
at scales within direct human experience, from the micrometric (106 m, top left) to the multi-kilometric (105 m, bottom right).

To help compare different orders of magnitude this page lists lengths between 10 centimetres and 100 centimetres (10−1 metre and 1 metre).

Distances shorter than 10 centimetres

## Conversions

10 centimetres (abbreviated to 10 cm) is equal to:

## Human-defined scales and structures

• 10.16 cm = 1.016 dm – 1 hand used in measuring height of horses (4 inches)
• 12 cm = 1.2 dm – diameter of a Compact Disc (CD) (= 120 mm)
• 15 cm = 1.5 dm – length of a Bic pen with cap on
• 22 cm = 2.2 dm – diameter of a typical Association football (soccer ball)
• 30.48 cm = 3.048 dm – 1 foot (measure)
• 30 cm = 3 dm – typical school-use ruler length (= 300 mm)
• 60 cm = 6 dm – standard depth (front to back) of a domestic kitchen worktop in Europe (= 600 mm)
• 90 cm = 9 dm – average length of a rapier, a fencing sword[1]
• 91.44 cm = 9.144 dm – one yard (measure)

## Nature

Distances 1 metre or longer

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