Tape measures can be used to measure units of length, and a calculator can be used to convert to another unit

Convert Inches to Yards

Convert from inches to yards with this simple formula:
yards = inches × 0.027778
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1 Inch = 0.027778 Yards

Learn How to Convert Inches to Yards Using our Conversion Formula

Converting an inch length measurement to a yard measurement involves multiplying your length by the conversion ratio to find the result. An inch is equal to 0.027778 yards, so to convert simply multiply by 0.027778.

For example, 5" = (5 × 0.027778) = 0.138889yd.

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

Inches and yards are both units used to measure length. Learn more about length and find more length measurement conversion calculators. An inch is an imperial measurement and can be abbreviated as in, for example 1in. 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 actual length of an inch has varied becuase of variances of the length of a foot. Throughout history it has been equal to 1/12 - 1/16 of a foot, but there are now exactly 12 inches in a foot. In 1959 the world agreed to the exact length of the national yard, .9144 meters. As such a foot is equal to .3048 meters and an inch is equal to 2.54 centimeters.

A quarter is .955" in diameter, which is just smaller than 1"

The standard ruler has 12", and metric combinations have 30cm. Inches are also often measured using tape measures which commonly come in lengths from 6' - 35'. Other types of measuring devices include scales, calipers, measuring wheels, micrometers, yardsticks, and even lasers.

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.

inches and yards are units used to measure length
Convert Yards to Inches

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Inch Measurements and Equivalent Yard Conversions

Common inch values converted to the equivalent yard value
Inches Yards Inches Yards Inches Yards
1" 0.027778 21" 0.583333 41" 1.1389
2" 0.055556 22" 0.611111 42" 1.1667
3" 0.083333 23" 0.638889 43" 1.1944
4" 0.111111 24" 0.666667 44" 1.2222
5" 0.138889 25" 0.694444 45" 1.25
6" 0.166667 26" 0.722222 46" 1.2778
7" 0.194444 27" 0.75 47" 1.3056
8" 0.222222 28" 0.777778 48" 1.3333
9" 0.25 29" 0.805556 49" 1.3611
10" 0.277778 30" 0.833333 50" 1.3889
11" 0.305556 31" 0.861111 51" 1.4167
12" 0.333333 32" 0.888889 52" 1.4444
13" 0.361111 33" 0.916667 53" 1.4722
14" 0.388889 34" 0.944444 54" 1.5
15" 0.416667 35" 0.972222 55" 1.5278
16" 0.444444 36" 1 56" 1.5556
17" 0.472222 37" 1.0278 57" 1.5833
18" 0.5 38" 1.0556 58" 1.6111
19" 0.527778 39" 1.0833 59" 1.6389
20" 0.555556 40" 1.1111 60" 1.6667