Convert Yards to Feet & Inches
Enter the length in yards below to get the value converted to feet.
1 yd = 3'
How to Convert Yards to Feet
Convert yards to feet with this simple formula:
Converting a yard length measurement to a foot measurement involves multiplying the length by the conversion ratio to find the result. One yard is equal to 3 feet, so to convert simply multiply by 3.
Our inch fraction calculator can add yards and feet together and it also automatically converts the results to US customary, imperial and SI metric values.
Yards and feet are both units used to measure length. Learn more about length and find more length measurement conversion calculators. Yards are an imperial measurement and can be abbreviated as yd, for example 1 yd. Feet are an imperial measurement and can be abbreviated as ft, for example 1 ft.
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.
Yard Measurements and Equivalent Foot Conversions
More Yard Length Conversions
- Convert to Kilometers
- 1 yd is equal to 0.000914 kilometers
- Convert to Meters
- 1 yd is equal to 0.9144 meters
- Convert to Centimeters
- 1 yd is equal to 91.44 centimeters
- Convert to Millimeters
- 1 yd is equal to 914.4 millimeters
- Convert to Micrometers
- 1 yd is equal to 914,400 micrometers
- Convert to Nanometers
- 1 yd is equal to 914,400,000 nanometers
Unit of Measurement Conversion Made Easy!
There are thousands of units of measure in use across the globe, and converting from one to another can be very difficult since each conversion requires a different formula to derive the result. Our unit of measurement conversion tools are meant to be dead easy. We break the mold of the typical dry and complicated experience. In addition to converting from one measurement to another, we provide the formula so you can see how the conversion is done, use it on you’re own calculator if you need to!
Understanding the Metric System
The metric system makes it relatively easy to convert from one metric unit to another metric unit. The metric system uses a base unit, think meters or grams, and a prefix such as kilo or milli. The prefixes differ from the base units by differing powers of 10. So to convert within the metric system it’s usually a matter of multiplying or dividing by one of the powers of 10.
Here is a list of some of the common metric prefixes:
- “kilo” – 1,000x larger
- “hecto” – 100x larger
- “deca” – 10x larger
- “deci” – 10x smaller
- “centi” – 100x smaller
- “milli” – 1,000x smaller
There is a helpful mnemonic for remembering the prefixes: “King Henry Died Until Drinking Chocolate Milk.”
The u in Until refers to the base unit.