Convert Yards to Feet
Learn How to Convert Yards to Feet Using our Conversion Formula
Converting a yard length measurement to a foot measurement involves multiplying your length by the conversion ratio to find the result. A yard is equal to 3 feet, so to convert simply multiply by 3.
For example, 5yd = (5 × 3) = 15'.
Our inch fraction calculator can add yards and feet together and it also automatically converts the results to both imperial and metric values.
Yards and feet are both units used to measure length. Learn more about length and find more length measurement conversion calculators. A yard is an imperial measurement and can be abbreviated as yd, for example 1yd. A foot is an imperial measurement and can be abbreviated as ft, for example 1ft.
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
- 1yd is equal to 0.000568 miles
- Convert to Inches Length
- 1yd is equal to 36 inches
- Convert to Kilometers Length
- 1yd is equal to 0.000914 kilometers
- Convert to Meters Length
- 1yd is equal to 0.9144 meters
- Convert to Centimeters Length
- 1yd is equal to 91.44 centimeters
- Convert to Millimeters Length
- 1yd is equal to 914.4 millimeters
- Convert to Micrometers Length
- 1yd is equal to 914,400 micrometers
- Convert to Nanometers Length
- 1yd is equal to 914,400,000 nanometers
Yard Measurements and Equivalent Foot Conversions