Yards to Meters Conversion

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1 yd = 0.9144 m
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How to Convert Yards to Meters

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To convert a yard measurement to a meter measurement, multiply the length by the conversion ratio. One yard is equal to 0.9144 meters, so use this simple formula to convert:

meters = yards × 0.9144

The length in meters is equal to the yards multiplied by 0.9144.

For example, here's how to convert 5 yards to meters using the formula above.
5 yd = (5 × 0.9144) = 4.572 m

Yards and meters 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.

Meters

The meter is defined as the length of the path traveled by light in vacuum during a time interval with a duration of 1/299,792,458 of a second, according to the most recent 2019 definition.[2] One meter is equal to 100 centimeters or 39.37 inches.

The meter, or metre, is the SI base unit for length in the metric system. Meters can be abbreviated as m; for example, 1 meter can be written as 1 m.

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.

Need a ruler? Try our free downloadable and printable rulers, which include both imperial and metric measurements.

Yard to Meter Conversion Table

Yard measurements converted to meters
Yards Meters
1 yd 0.9144 m
2 yd 1.8288 m
3 yd 2.7432 m
4 yd 3.6576 m
5 yd 4.572 m
6 yd 5.4864 m
7 yd 6.4008 m
8 yd 7.3152 m
9 yd 8.2296 m
10 yd 9.144 m
11 yd 10.06 m
12 yd 10.97 m
13 yd 11.89 m
14 yd 12.8 m
15 yd 13.72 m
16 yd 14.63 m
17 yd 15.54 m
18 yd 16.46 m
19 yd 17.37 m
20 yd 18.29 m
21 yd 19.2 m
22 yd 20.12 m
23 yd 21.03 m
24 yd 21.95 m
25 yd 22.86 m
26 yd 23.77 m
27 yd 24.69 m
28 yd 25.6 m
29 yd 26.52 m
30 yd 27.43 m
31 yd 28.35 m
32 yd 29.26 m
33 yd 30.18 m
34 yd 31.09 m
35 yd 32 m
36 yd 32.92 m
37 yd 33.83 m
38 yd 34.75 m
39 yd 35.66 m
40 yd 36.58 m

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. International Bureau of Weights and Measures, The International System of Units, 9th Edition, 2019, https://www.bipm.org/utils/common/pdf/si-brochure/SI-Brochure-9.pdf