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How many meters are in one dekameter?

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There are 10 meters in 1 dekameter. A dekameter is a unit of measurement in the metric system, and it is also spelled as decametre and dekametre. Its most common unit symbol is dam, but it is also abbreviated as Dm and dkm.

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The metric system includes units for mass, distance and time. The dekameter is one of many length units based off the meter. Length measurements can be used to measure length, area or volume. The most common metric unit for measuring area of large areas of land are hectares. There are 100 square dekameters in a hectare. The most common metric for volume is cubic meters. There are 1,000 cubed meters in a single cubed dekameter.

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