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Yards and meters are both units of measure used to express lengths or distances. A yard is a unit of length in the imperial system of units used in the United States and other countries that still follow the imperial system of measurement. It is defined as exactly 0.9144 meters.
On the other hand, a meter is the base unit of length in the metric system, which is used by most countries worldwide. It is defined as the distance that light travels in 1/299,792,458 of a second in vacuum.
When converting yards to meters, you use the conversion factor of 0.9144.
1 yard = 0.9144 meter
When converting meters to yards, you divide the length in meters by 0.9144.
1 meter = 1.0936133 yards
Yards are primarily used in the United States, but also in other countries that follow the imperial system of measurement, such as the United Kingdom for certain contexts. Some common applications of yards include measuring fabrics, shorter distances in golf, football field dimensions, etc.
Converting yards to meters can be particularly useful in international contexts, where the metric system is the norm.