Yards to Inches Conversion

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How to Convert Yards to Inches

conversion scale showing yards and equivalent inches length values

To convert a yard measurement to an inch measurement, multiply the length by the conversion ratio. One yard is equal to 36 inches, so use this simple formula to convert:

inches = yards × 36

The length in inches is equal to the yards multiplied by 36.

For example, here's how to convert 5 yards to inches using the formula above.
5 yd = (5 × 36) = 180"

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.

Yards

The yard is a unit of length measurement equal to 3 feet or 36 inches. The international yard is legally defined to be equal to exactly 0.9144 meters.[1]

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.

Inches

An inch is a unit of linear length measure 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.[2]

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 know as a double-prime. Often a double-quote (") is used instead of a double-prime for convenience. Using the double-prime, 1 in can be written as 1″.

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

The standard ruler has 12", and are a common measuring tool for measuring inches. They 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.

Yard to Inch Conversion Table

Yard measurements converted to inches
Yards Inches
1 yd 36"
2 yd 72"
3 yd 108"
4 yd 144"
5 yd 180"
6 yd 216"
7 yd 252"
8 yd 288"
9 yd 324"
10 yd 360"
11 yd 396"
12 yd 432"
13 yd 468"
14 yd 504"
15 yd 540"
16 yd 576"
17 yd 612"
18 yd 648"
19 yd 684"
20 yd 720"
21 yd 756"
22 yd 792"
23 yd 828"
24 yd 864"
25 yd 900"
26 yd 936"
27 yd 972"
28 yd 1,008"
29 yd 1,044"
30 yd 1,080"
31 yd 1,116"
32 yd 1,152"
33 yd 1,188"
34 yd 1,224"
35 yd 1,260"
36 yd 1,296"
37 yd 1,332"
38 yd 1,368"
39 yd 1,404"
40 yd 1,440"

References

  1. National Bureau of Standards, Refinement of Values for the Yard and the Pound, https://www.ngs.noaa.gov/PUBS_LIB/FedRegister/FRdoc59-5442.pdf
  2. National Institute of Standards and Technology, Handbook 133 - 2019 Edition, https://www.nist.gov/sites/default/files/documents/2017/04/28/12-apde-gentab-11-hb133-final.pdf