›› Convert decametre to light year


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How many decametre in 1 light year? The answer is 9.4607304725808E+14.
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The SI base unit for length is the metre.
1 metre is equal to 0.1 decametre, or 1.0570008340246E-16 light year.
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›› Definition: Decameter

A decametre (American spelling: dekameter, symbol: dam) is a measurement of distance equal to ten metres. This measure is included mostly for completeness. It very rarely has any practical application.


›› Definition: Light-year

A light year, abbreviated ly, is the distance light travels in one year: roughly 9.46 1012 kilometres (9.46 petametres, or about 5.88 1012 (nearly six trillion) miles). More specifically, a light year is defined as the distance that a photon would travel, in free space and infinitely far away from any gravitational or magnetic fields, in one Julian year (365.25 days of 86400 seconds each).


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