# Convert yards to inches

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yards (yd)
1 yards = 36 inches

## Precise decimal and fraction answers

The conversion in inches rounded to six significant decimal places is 1 yd = 36.000000 in. The precise fraction answer is 36 0/1 in.

### Decimal Precision

Conversion from one to ten decimal places

• 1 yd = 36.0 in
• 1 yd = 36.00 in
• 1 yd = 36.000 in
• 1 yd = 36.0000 in
• 1 yd = 36.00000 in
• 1 yd = 36.000000 in
• 1 yd = 36.0000000 in
• 1 yd = 36.00000000 in
• 1 yd = 36.000000000 in
• 1 yd = 36.0000000000 in

## Answer in feet and inches

1 yd equals 3 ft using feet, inches and fractional inches instead of decimals as is traditional in the imperial system. This calculation is accurate to the nearest 1/64th of an inch.

## How many inches are in a yard?

There are 36 inches in one yard. A yard is 36 times longer than an inch. An inch is 2.78% of a yard

## Yards to inches conversion factor and formulas

Formula

The conversion factor between yards and inches is 36. This represents the ratio of inches per one yard. To calculate the value in inches, we can either multiply by the conversion factor or divide by its inverse.

### Multiplication

To convert from yards to inches, multiply yards by 36.
The formula is expressed as:
yd × 36 = in

### Division

Alternatively we can divide by the inverse conversion factor to get the same result.
The inverse of 36 is 1/36 or 0.028. To convert from yards to inches, divide yards by 0.028.
The formula is expressed as:
yd ÷ 0.028 = in

When converting from from yards to inches, both units are within the US Customary / UK Imperial system and conversion factors are governed by standards set by the controlling body.

Customary/Imperial Unit

The yard is a measure of length between two points within the US Customary and British Imperial measurement systems. The official length of a yard (international yard) is defined as 0.9144 meters. A yard is equal to three feet or thirty-six inches in the US and Great Britain. A half yard is eighteen inches while a quarter yard is nine inches. Yards are commonly used when measuring fabric and the yardstick is a common measuring implement in these nations. In the US, the yard is most frequently associated with American football as 100 yards are marked on the field and its measurement is integral to play.

Customary/Imperial Unit

The inch is a length measurement within US Customary and British Imperial units of measure. It is officially defined as 25.4 millimeters. Twelve inches equal one foot and thirty six inches equal a yard in the US/Imperial systems. The abbreviation for inches is either in or " as in 12". When measuring in inches, it is common to subdivide the inch into fractional portions like a half-inch, quarter-inch, eighth of an inch etc. instead of using decimals. Inches are frequently used in the building construction trades in the US and Canada. Internationally, inches are a common measurement of tire size and display screen sizes. Historically the inch is derived from the width of an adult thumb.

## Reverse this conversion

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## 1 yards to other length units

### Metric

• 1 yd = 9.144×10-4 km
• 1 yd = 0.914 m
• 1 yd = 9.144 dm
• 1 yd = 91.44 cm
• 1 yd = 914.4 mm
• 1 yd = 914,400 µ
• 1 yd = 9.144×108 nm

### Imperial/U.S.

• 1 yd = 5.682×10-4 mi
• 1 yd = 1 yd
• 1 yd = 3 ft
• 1 yd = 36 in

## References and Citations

1. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) General Tables of Units of Measurement

## Yards to inches conversion table

yd in
1 yd 36 in
2 yd 72 in
3 yd 108 in
4 yd 144 in
5 yd 180 in
6 yd 216 in
7 yd 252 in
8 yd 288 in
9 yd 324 in
10 yd 360 in
yd in
20 yd 720 in
30 yd 1,080 in
40 yd 1,440 in
50 yd 1,800 in
60 yd 2,160 in
70 yd 2,520 in
80 yd 2,880 in
90 yd 3,240 in
100 yd 3,600 in
1,000 yd 36,000 in