To convert a yard measurement to an inch measurement, multiply the length by the conversion ratio.
Since one yard is equal to 36 inches, you can use this simple formula to convert:
How Many Inches are in a Yard?
There are 36 inches in a yard, which is why we use this value in the formula above.
1 yd = 36″
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.
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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.
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.
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 known as a double-prime. Often a double-quote (“) is used instead of a double-prime for convenience. A double-prime is commonly used to express 1 in as 1″.
The standard ruler has 12″, and is 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.
Need a ruler? Try our free downloadable and printable rulers, which include both imperial and metric measurements.
Yard to Inch Conversion Table
National Bureau of Standards, Refinement of Values for the Yard and the Pound, https://www.ngs.noaa.gov/PUBS_LIB/FedRegister/FRdoc59-5442.pdfNational Institute of Standards and Technology, Checking the Net Contents of Packaged Goods, Handbook 133 – 2019 Edition, https://nvlpubs.nist.gov/nistpubs/hb/2019/NIST.HB.133-2019.pdf