**Definitions:**

**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.

**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.

## How to Convert Yards to Meters

*Example: How many meters are equivalent to 58.62 yards?*

As;

1 yards = 0.9144 meters

58.62 yards = Y meters

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

Y equals 58.62 times 0.9144 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 58.62 * 0.9144 / 1 = 53.602128 meters

Answer is: 53.602128 meters are equivalent to 58.62 yards.

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

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

( i ) 37.61 yd

( ii ) 20.11 yd

( iii ) 87.31 yd