Centimeters to Yards Converter

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1 cm = 0.010936 yd
1 cm = 0 yd 0.03 ft

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How to Convert Centimeters to Yards

To convert a measurement in centimeters to a measurement in yards, multiply the length by the following conversion ratio: 0.010936 yards/centimeter.

Since one centimeter is equal to 0.010936 yards, you can use this simple formula to convert:

yards = centimeters × 0.010936

The length in yards is equal to the length in centimeters multiplied by 0.010936.

For example, here's how to convert 5 centimeters to yards using the formula above.
yards = (5 cm × 0.010936) = 0.054681 yd

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

Centimeters and yards are both units used to measure length. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

What Is a Centimeter?

One centimeter is equal to one-hundredth (1/100) of a meter, which is defined as the distance light travels in a vacuum in 1/299,792,458 of a second. One centimeter is equal to 0.393701 inches.

The centimeter, or centimetre, is a multiple of the meter, which is the SI base unit for length. In the metric system, "centi" is the prefix for hundredths, or 10-2. Centimeters can be abbreviated as cm; for example, 1 centimeter can be written as 1 cm.

Metric rulers typically have 30 cm, which are represented by 30 large tick marks. To get a rough idea of the actual length of a centimeter, a standard number 2 pencil is just about 1 cm thick.

Learn more about centimeters.

What Is a Yard?

The yard is a unit of length measurement equal to 3 feet or 36 inches. The international yard is legally defined to be equal to exactly 0.9144 meters.[1]

The yard is a US customary and imperial unit of length. Yards can be abbreviated as yd; for example, 1 yard can be written as 1 yd.

Learn more about yards.

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 a combination of both values, so make sure you get the correct type for your needs.

Need a ruler? Try our free downloadable and printable rulers, which include both imperial and metric measurements.

Centimeter to Yard Conversion Table

Table showing various centimeter measurements converted to yards.
Centimeters Yards
1 cm 0.010936 yd
2 cm 0.021872 yd
3 cm 0.032808 yd
4 cm 0.043745 yd
5 cm 0.054681 yd
6 cm 0.065617 yd
7 cm 0.076553 yd
8 cm 0.087489 yd
9 cm 0.098425 yd
10 cm 0.109361 yd
11 cm 0.120297 yd
12 cm 0.131234 yd
13 cm 0.14217 yd
14 cm 0.153106 yd
15 cm 0.164042 yd
16 cm 0.174978 yd
17 cm 0.185914 yd
18 cm 0.19685 yd
19 cm 0.207787 yd
20 cm 0.218723 yd
21 cm 0.229659 yd
22 cm 0.240595 yd
23 cm 0.251531 yd
24 cm 0.262467 yd
25 cm 0.273403 yd
26 cm 0.284339 yd
27 cm 0.295276 yd
28 cm 0.306212 yd
29 cm 0.317148 yd
30 cm 0.328084 yd
31 cm 0.33902 yd
32 cm 0.349956 yd
33 cm 0.360892 yd
34 cm 0.371829 yd
35 cm 0.382765 yd
36 cm 0.393701 yd
37 cm 0.404637 yd
38 cm 0.415573 yd
39 cm 0.426509 yd
40 cm 0.437445 yd

References

  1. National Bureau of Standards, Refinement of Values for the Yard and the Pound, https://www.ngs.noaa.gov/PUBS_LIB/FedRegister/FRdoc59-5442.pdf

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