Convert Yards to Meters

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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 travelled by light in vacuum during a time interval with duration of 1/299,792,458 of a second, according 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.

If you need a ruler you can also download and print our free 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