how many inches in a yard

In this article, we’ll learn the conversion of yards to inches with the help of two different methods. So you can convert your required data with ease.

What is Yard?

A ‘yard’ is an imperial and United States customary unit of length abbreviated as ‘yd’. 1 Yard is equal to 36 inches or 3 feet and it is generally used in estimating large measurements. According to the international standards, one yard is equal to 0.9144 meters.

What is Inch?

The ‘Inch’ is also used on daily basis and is an imperial, United States customary unit of length. It can be expressed with a double prime (“) or abbreviated as ‘in’. 1 inch is equal to 0.027778 yards or 25.4 millimeters.

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Both inches and yards are the measurements of length. These units are most commonly used in the United States, the United Kingdom, and their territories. Most other countries use the International System of Units (SI), where the base unit of length is the meter (m), can also be spelled as ‘metre’.

The conversion factor used in inches to yard is ‘36‘.

How to convert yard to inches?

There are two methods to convert yard into inches:

using online converter

using conversion formula

Using Online Converter:

When we are going to use this method, we’ll see two empty blocks on the screen. Then we have to enter the length in yards in the empty box to get the value converted to inches. After that we’ll get our results.

Using Conversion Formula

When we want to calculate a value in yards to the corresponding value in inches by using a formula, then we just need to multiply the quantity in yards by ’36’ (the conversion factor).

Here is the formula given:

Value in inches = value in yards × 36

Let’s take an example :

Ex. How to convert 5 yards to inches ? (using the formula above)

Solution : 5 yd = (5 × 36)
= 180″

So, we can say 5 yards are equal to 180 inches.