Yards To Inches | How Many Inches In A Yard

Apr 2, 2023 5:20 AM

If you're looking for a tool to convert yards to inches, this Calculatorful's calculator is for you. Reading the article you can find out some interesting history of yards and inches as well as a yards-to-inches conversion table.

What is a yard? Can we find something with the length of a yard in our daily life?

The yard is a unit of length in the US customary and Imperial systems, equal to 3 feet or 36 inches. One international yard is slightly smaller than 1 meter, or exactly 0.9144 meter. The yard can be abbreviated as yd. Some examples of things that are about 1 yard include a golf club, common US door width, or a yardstick.

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What are an inch and its relation to the yard?

Like yard, the inch is a unit of length in the US customary and Imperial systems, equal to 1/36 yard or 1/12 of a foot,  or 2.54 centimeters in the metric system. The inch can be abbreviated as in or symbolized as  ″. Some common examples of things that are 1 inch long consist of a paperclip, ⅔ height of a BIC lighter, and ½ width of a soda can. 

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Where do the yard and the inch come from?

The term yard originates from the Old English word “gerd,” for a straight branch or measuring rob, but it’s still uncertain about the exact origin of the yard as a measurement. There is one theory that the yard was based on the breadth of the chest of the Saxon race, while some said that Henry I of England declared that a yard would be the distance from his nose to his fingertip with the outstretched arm. With the introduction of the meter, the yard was legally defined as 0.9144 meter. (You can find out more about the meter and its related converters in meters to feet, meters to inches, meters to centimeters, and meters to miles)

In the case of inch, the word inch originally derives from the Latin unit uncia, e.i. “one-twelfth” of a Roman foot. As a unit of measurement, it used to be defined as the width of a man’s thumb, then  King Edward II of England defined it as "three grains of barley, dry and round, placed end to end, lengthwise". It can be seen that the length of an inch was different in each period of history and it could vary from country to country. Together with the introduction of the international yard, the inch has been defined as 25.4 mm based on the metric system. 

How to convert yards to inches?

Since both the yard and the inch are units of length in the US customary and Imperial systems, the conversion is quite straightforward. As in its definition, 1 yard equals 36 inches, the conversion can be done based on the following formula:

Inches = yards x 36.

For example, the width of the garden is 5 yards. We can convert it into inches by multiplying the value in yards by 36:

5 x 36 = 180 inches

If you don't want to spend any mental effort, our yards to inches converter is for you. You only need to input the value of length in yards, and right after that, the result in inches will be shown. With the same example as above, you only type 5 in the yard field, and the inch field will show 180 in.

Yard-to-Inch Conversion Table

Yard (yd)

Inches (in)

1 yd

36 in

2 yd

72 in

3 yd

108 in

4 yd

144 in

5 yd

180 in

10 yd

360 in

15 yd

540 in

20 yd

720 in

25 yd

900 in

30 yd

1,080 in

35 yd

1,260 in

40 yd

1,440 in

FAQ

How many inches in a yard?

There are 36 inches in a yard.

What is the equation to convert yards to inches?

Inches = yards x 36

Since 1 yard = 36 inches

How to convert 8 yards to inches?

To convert 8 yards to inches, multiply 8 by 36. That is 288 inches. It may sound complicated to you, so you can key 8 in our calculator and you can get the answer. 

Conclusion 

The article has provided you with some insights of yards and inches, and listed out some methods to convert yards to inches. It can be easily seen that our yards to inches converter gives you one of the fastest ways to do this conversion of the two units. 

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