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# Converting yards to inches - Converting inches to yards

## Convert yards to inches and vice versa

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## Yards and Inches

Inches and yards are both units of length in the imperial system, which is primarily used in the United States and other countries that do not use the metric system.

### Inch

An inch (symbol: in) is a unit of length that is equal to 1/12 of a foot or 2.54 centimeters. The name comes from the Latin word "uncia", which means "twelfth part".

### Yard

A yard (symbol: yd) is another unit of length in the imperial system and is equal to 3 feet, or 36 inches, or approximately 0.9144 meters. The origin of the yard is not entirely clear, but it seems to have been based on the length of a pace or a gird, which is an ancient unit of measurement.

### Conversion formula

Converting inches to yards or vice versa is fairly simple, as there is a direct conversion ratio. An inch is equal to 1/36 of a yard, so to convert inches to yards, you just divide the number of inches by 36.

```1 inch = 0.0277778 yards
```

Conversely, a yard is equal to 36 inches, so to convert yards to inches, you multiply the number of yards by 36.

```1 yard = 36 inches
```

These simple ratios make it easy to switch between these two units, whether it's for calculating distances, measuring objects, or making mathematical calculations.