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

Convert Yards to Inches

Convert from yards to inches with this simple formula:
inches = yards × 36
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1 Yard = 36 Inches

Learn How to Convert Yards to Inches Using our Conversion Formula

Converting a yard length measurement to an inch measurement involves multiplying your length by the conversion ratio to find the result. A yard is equal to 36 inches, so to convert simply multiply by 36.

For example, 5yd = (5 × 36) = 180".

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

Yards and inches 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. An inch is an imperial measurement and can be abbreviated as in, for example 1in.

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.

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

More Length Conversions

Convert to Miles Length
1yd is equal to 0.000568 miles
Convert to Feet Length
1yd is equal to 3 feet
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 Inch Conversions

Common yard values converted to the equivalent inch value
Yards Inches Yards Inches Yards Inches
1 36" 21 756" 41 1,476"
2 72" 22 792" 42 1,512"
3 108" 23 828" 43 1,548"
4 144" 24 864" 44 1,584"
5 180" 25 900" 45 1,620"
6 216" 26 936" 46 1,656"
7 252" 27 972" 47 1,692"
8 288" 28 1,008" 48 1,728"
9 324" 29 1,044" 49 1,764"
10 360" 30 1,080" 50 1,800"
11 396" 31 1,116" 51 1,836"
12 432" 32 1,152" 52 1,872"
13 468" 33 1,188" 53 1,908"
14 504" 34 1,224" 54 1,944"
15 540" 35 1,260" 55 1,980"
16 576" 36 1,296" 56 2,016"
17 612" 37 1,332" 57 2,052"
18 648" 38 1,368" 58 2,088"
19 684" 39 1,404" 59 2,124"
20 720" 40 1,440" 60 2,160"