1 decimetre

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at scales within direct human experience, from the micrometric (10−6 m, top left) to the multi-kilometric (105 m, bottom right).
An adult human foot is about 28 centimetres long.

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[edit]

10 centimetres (abbreviated to 10 cm) is equal to

Wavelengths[edit]

Human-defined scales and structures[edit]

  • 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 soccer ball
  • 30.48 cm = 3.048 dm — 1 foot
  • 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
  • Cigarettes 100 mm (4 in) in length

Nature[edit]

Distances 1 metre or longer

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c m is an abbreviation of metre; cm of centimetre; dm of decimetre; is short for square metre; is short for cubic metre

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.2-clicks-swords.com/article/what-is-a-rapier.html
  2. ^ Bohun B. Kinloch, Jr. and William H. Scheuner. "Pinus lambertiana". Archived from the original on 8 June 2011. Retrieved June 2011.