# Inches to Yards Converter

Enter the length in inches below to get the value converted to yards.

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## Result in Yards:

36 in = 1 yd

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## How to Convert Inches to Yards

To convert a measurement in inches to a measurement in yards, divide the length by the following conversion ratio: 36 inches/yard.

Since one yard is equal to 36 inches, you can use this simple formula to convert:

yards = inches ÷ 36

The length in yards is equal to the length in inches divided by 36.

For example, here's how to convert 5 inches to yards using the formula above.
yards = (5" ÷ 36) = 0.138889 yd

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

## What Is an Inch?

An inch is a unit of length equal to 1/12 of a foot or 1/36 of a yard. Because the international yard is legally defined to be equal to exactly 0.9144 meters, one inch is equal to 2.54 centimeters.[1]

The inch is a US customary and imperial unit of length. Inches can be abbreviated as in; for example, 1 inch can be written as 1 in.

Inches can also be denoted using the symbol, otherwise known as a double-prime. Often a double-quote (") is used instead of a double-prime for convenience. A double-prime is commonly used to express 1 in as 1″.

The standard ruler is 12 inches long and is a common tool for measuring a length in inches. Another frequently used tool to perform measurements in inches is a tape measure, which commonly comes in lengths from 6' - 35'. Other types of devices used to make measurements in inches include scales, calipers, measuring wheels, micrometers, yardsticks, and even lasers.

## 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.[2]

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.

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.

## Inch to Yard Conversion Table

Table showing various inch measurements converted to yards.
Inches Yards
1" 0.027778 yd
2" 0.055556 yd
3" 0.083333 yd
4" 0.111111 yd
5" 0.138889 yd
6" 0.166667 yd
7" 0.194444 yd
8" 0.222222 yd
9" 0.25 yd
10" 0.277778 yd
11" 0.305556 yd
12" 0.333333 yd
13" 0.361111 yd
14" 0.388889 yd
15" 0.416667 yd
16" 0.444444 yd
17" 0.472222 yd
18" 0.5 yd
19" 0.527778 yd
20" 0.555556 yd
21" 0.583333 yd
22" 0.611111 yd
23" 0.638889 yd
24" 0.666667 yd
25" 0.694444 yd
26" 0.722222 yd
27" 0.75 yd
28" 0.777778 yd
29" 0.805556 yd
30" 0.833333 yd
31" 0.861111 yd
32" 0.888889 yd
33" 0.916667 yd
34" 0.944444 yd
35" 0.972222 yd
36" 1 yd
37" 1.0278 yd
38" 1.0556 yd
39" 1.0833 yd
40" 1.1111 yd

## References

1. National Institute of Standards and Technology, Checking the Net Contents of Packaged Goods, Handbook 133 - 2019 Edition, https://nvlpubs.nist.gov/nistpubs/hb/2019/NIST.HB.133-2019.pdf
2. National Bureau of Standards, Refinement of Values for the Yard and the Pound, https://www.ngs.noaa.gov/PUBS_LIB/FedRegister/FRdoc59-5442.pdf