Convert Feet to Yards
Learn How to Convert Feet to Yards Using our Conversion Formula
Converting a foot length measurement to a yard measurement involves multiplying your length by the conversion ratio to find the result. A foot is equal to 0.333333 yards, so to convert simply multiply by 0.333333.
For example, 5' = (5 × 0.333333) = 1.666667yd.
Our inch fraction calculator can add feet and yards together and it also automatically converts the results to both imperial and metric values.
Feet and yards are both units used to measure length. Learn more about length and find more length measurement conversion calculators. A foot is an imperial measurement and can be abbreviated as ft, for example 1ft. A yard is an imperial measurement and can be abbreviated as yd, for example 1yd.
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.
The foot has been used throughout history to measure length but the actual length varied. In the US it has always been equal to 12 inches and 1/3 of a yard. The standard 12" ruler can be used to measure a foot. In 1959 the world agreed that the yard would be equal to .9144 meters, hence a foot is equal to .3048 meters. In some cases you may need a linear footage measurement, which is simply the value of a length in feet, learn more.
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
- 1' is equal to 0.000189 miles
- Convert to Inches Length
- 1' is equal to 12 inches
- Convert to Kilometers Length
- 1' is equal to 0.000305 kilometers
- Convert to Meters Length
- 1' is equal to 0.3048 meters
- Convert to Centimeters Length
- 1' is equal to 30.48 centimeters
- Convert to Millimeters Length
- 1' is equal to 304.8 millimeters
- Convert to Micrometers Length
- 1' is equal to 304,800 micrometers
- Convert to Nanometers Length
- 1' is equal to 304,800,000 nanometers
Foot Measurements and Equivalent Yard Conversions