Convert Centimeters to 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.
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.
More Length Conversions
- Convert to Miles Length
- 1cm is equal to 6.2137E-6 miles
- Convert to Feet Length
- 1cm is equal to 0.032808 feet
- Convert to Inches Length
- 1cm is equal to 0.393701 inches
- Convert to Kilometers Length
- 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