Yards to Centimeters Converter

Use this converter to easily convert between Yards and Centimeters (yd to cm).

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How many Centimeters in a Yard?

The centimeter is defined as 1/100 of the meter, while the yard is defined as 0.9144 meters. Therefore, there are exactly 91.44 centimeters in a yard. The internationally-recognized symbol for yards is "yd", while for centimeters it is "cm".

Difference between Yards and Centimeters

Centimeters and yards are both used when measuring distances between two points, but this is where their similarities end.

The centimeter is a relatively new unit and is a part of the metric system in which every unit is defined relative to the base unit - the meter. 1 cm equals 1/100 meter by definition. The meter in itself is defined as the distance light travels in vacuum in a very small amount of time. Due to its small magnitude, centimeters are used in construction, internal decoration, engineering, and a lot of everyday uses. Human height and circumference measures are often taken in cm. There are only a couple of countries which do not use the centimeter as a primary unit, the USA, UK, Canada, and Japan among them.

The yard is an old unit, though its origin is unknown. It was used as the standard unit based on which all other units the in the English measurement system were defined. A yard contains 3 feet, but it is now also fixed relative to the length of the meter, the same way the centimeter is. It is mostly used to measure medium distances, like the length of football or baseball field, cricket fields, etc. Landscaping projects often use measurements in yards.

How to convert Yards to Centimeters

Converting from yards to centimeters is quick and easy using this online yd to cm converter. To do the calculation manually, you need to multiply the measurement in yards by 91.44 to get the equivalent measurement in centimeters. See below for an example calculation.

Yards to cm conversion example

Sample task: convert 9 yards to centimeters. Solution:

Formula:
yd * 91.44 = cm
Calculation:
9 yd * 91.44 = 822.96 cm
End result:
9 yd is equal to 822.96 cm

yd to cm conversion table

yd to cm conversion table
yd cm
1 yd 91.44 cm
2 yd 182.88 cm
3 yd 274.32 cm
4 yd 365.76 cm
5 yd 457.20 cm
6 yd 548.64 cm
7 yd 640.08 cm
8 yd 731.52 cm
9 yd 822.96 cm
10 yd 914.40 cm
20 yd 1,828.80 cm
30 yd 2,743.20 cm
40 yd 3,657.60 cm
50 yd 4,572 cm
60 yd 5,486.40 cm
70 yd 6,400.80 cm
80 yd 7,315.20 cm
90 yd 8,229.60 cm
100 yd 9,144 cm
200 yd 18,288 cm
300 yd 27,432 cm
400 yd 36,576 cm
500 yd 45,720 cm
600 yd 54,864 cm
700 yd 64,008 cm
800 yd 73,152 cm
900 yd 82,296 cm
1,000 yd 91,440 cm

References:

[1] NIST Special Publication 330 (2008) - "The International System of Units (SI)", edited by Barry N.Taylor and Ambler Thompson

[2] International Organization for Standardization (1993). ISO Standards Handbook: Quantities and units (3rd edition). Geneva: ISO. ISBN 92-67-10185-4.

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