Yards to Inches Converter
Enter the length in yards below to get the value converted to inches.
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How to Convert Yards to Inches
To convert a measurement in yards to a measurement in inches, multiply 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:
inches = yards × 36
The length in inches is equal to the length in yards multiplied by 36.
How Many Inches Are in a Yard?
There are 36 inches in a yard, which is why we use this value in the formula above.
1 yd = 36"
Our inch fraction calculator can add yards and inches together, and it also automatically converts the results to US customary, imperial, and SI metric values.
Yards and inches are both units used to measure length. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.
What Is a Yard?
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.
Learn more about yards.
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.
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.
Learn more about inches.
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.
Yard to Inch Conversion Table
- National Bureau of Standards, Refinement of Values for the Yard and the Pound, https://www.ngs.noaa.gov/PUBS_LIB/FedRegister/FRdoc59-5442.pdf
- 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