**Definitions:**

**Meter** (abbreviation: **m**): is the base unit of length in the International System of Units (SI). The metre is the length of the path travelled by light in a vacuum within 1/299792458 seconds.

**Yard** (abbreviation: **yd**): is an English unit of length that comprises 3 feet or 36 inches, in both the British imperial and US customary systems of measurement. It is standardized as exactly 0.9144 meters by international agreement in 1959.

## How to Convert Meters to Yards

*Example: How many yards are equivalent to 49 meters?*

As;

1 meters = 1.093613 yards

49 meters = Y yards

Assuming Y is the answer, and by criss-cross principle;

Y equals 49 times 1.093613 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 49 * 1.093613 / 1 = 53.587037 yards

Answer is: 53.587037 yards are equivalent to 49 meters.

*Practice Question: Convert the following units into yd:*

N.B.: After working out the answer to each of the next questions, click adjacent button to see the correct answer.

( i ) 59.73 m

( ii ) 20.52 m

( iii ) 54.75 m