Feet to Yards Converter
Enter the length in feet below to get the value converted to yards.
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How to Convert Feet to Yards
To convert a measurement in feet to a measurement in yards, divide the length by the following conversion ratio: 3 feet/yard.
Since one yard is equal to 3 feet, you can use this simple formula to convert:
The length in yards is equal to the length in feet divided by 3.
How Many Yards Are in a Foot?
There are 0.333333 yards in a foot, which is why we use this value in the formula above.
1' = 0.333333 yd
Our inch fraction calculator can add feet and yards together, and it also automatically converts the results to US customary, imperial, and SI metric values.
Feet and yards are both units used to measure length. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.
What is a Foot?
The foot is a unit of length measurement equal to 12 inches or 1/3 of a yard. Because the international yard is legally defined to be equal to exactly 0.9144 meters, one foot is equal to 0.3048 meters.
The foot is a US customary and imperial unit of length. Feet can be abbreviated as ft; for example, 1 foot can be written as 1 ft.
Feet can also be denoted using the ′ symbol, otherwise known as a prime, though a single-quote (') is often used instead of the prime symbol for convenience. Using the prime symbol, 1 ft can be written as 1′.
Measurements in feet are most commonly taken using either a standard 12" ruler or a tape measure, though there are many other measuring devices available. Feet are sometimes referred to as linear feet, which are simply a measurement of length in feet.
You might be interested in our feet and inches calculator, which can add feet with other units of measurement such as inches, centimeters, or meters.
Learn more about feet.
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.
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.
Foot to Yard Conversion Table
- National Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S. Survey Foot: Revised Unit Conversion Factors, https://www.nist.gov/pml/us-surveyfoot/revised-unit-conversion-factors
- National Bureau of Standards, Refinement of Values for the Yard and the Pound, https://www.ngs.noaa.gov/PUBS_LIB/FedRegister/FRdoc59-5442.pdf