Tape measures can be used to measure units of length, and a calculator can be used to convert to another unit

Convert Centimeters to Yards

Convert from centimeters to yards with this simple formula:
yards = centimeters × 0.010936
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1 Centimeter = 0.010936 Yards

Learn How to Convert Centimeters to Yards Using our Conversion Formula

Converting a centimeter length measurement to a yard measurement involves multiplying your length by the conversion ratio to find the result. A centimeter is equal to 0.010936 yards, so to convert simply multiply by 0.010936.

For example, 5cm = (5 × 0.010936) = 0.054681yd.

Our inch fraction calculator can add centimeters and yards together and it also automatically converts the results to both imperial and metric values.

Centimeters and yards are both units used to measure length. Learn more about length and find more length measurement conversion calculators. A centimeter is a metric measurement and can be abbreviated as cm, for example 1cm. A yard is an imperial measurement and can be abbreviated as yd, for example 1yd. Learn more about the metric system, including the common unit prefixes and how to convert between metric units.

In 1959 the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa agreed to define the yard as yard as exactly 0.9144 meters. Historically the yard has been a common form of measurement with its usage dating back to the Romans. In the US, fabrics and carpeting is sold by the square yard, which is equal to an area 1yd by 1yd.

Internationally the centimeter is actually spelled centimetre and it's equal to 10 millimeters, .01 meters, or .393701 inches. Metric rulers have 30cm and they are the larger measurement. A standard pencil is just about 1cm thick, and can be used to get a rough idea of the size of a centimeter.

A pencil is just about 1cm thick and is a good reference point for a centimeter's actual size

We recommend using a ruler or tape measure for measuring length, which can be found at a local retailer or home center. Rulers are available in imperial, metric, or combination with both values, so make sure you get the correct type for your needs. If you need a ruler you can also download and print our free printable rulers which include both imperial and metric measurements.

centimeters and yards are units used to measure length
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1cm is equal to 6.2137E-6 miles
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1cm is equal to 1.0E-5 kilometers
Convert to Meters Length
1cm is equal to 0.01 meters
Convert to Millimeters Length
1cm is equal to 10 millimeters
Convert to Micrometers Length
1cm is equal to 10,000 micrometers
Convert to Nanometers Length
1cm is equal to 10,000,000 nanometers

Centimeter Measurements and Equivalent Yard Conversions

Common centimeter values converted to the equivalent yard value
Centimeters Yards Centimeters Yards Centimeters Yards
1 0.010936 21 0.229659 41 0.448381
2 0.021872 22 0.240595 42 0.459318
3 0.032808 23 0.251531 43 0.470254
4 0.043745 24 0.262467 44 0.48119
5 0.054681 25 0.273403 45 0.492126
6 0.065617 26 0.284339 46 0.503062
7 0.076553 27 0.295276 47 0.513998
8 0.087489 28 0.306212 48 0.524934
9 0.098425 29 0.317148 49 0.535871
10 0.109361 30 0.328084 50 0.546807
11 0.120297 31 0.33902 51 0.557743
12 0.131234 32 0.349956 52 0.568679
13 0.14217 33 0.360892 53 0.579615
14 0.153106 34 0.371829 54 0.590551
15 0.164042 35 0.382765 55 0.601487
16 0.174978 36 0.393701 56 0.612423
17 0.185914 37 0.404637 57 0.62336
18 0.19685 38 0.415573 58 0.634296
19 0.207787 39 0.426509 59 0.645232
20 0.218723 40 0.437445 60 0.656168