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 feet to yards ft yd 1 ft 0.3333 yd 2 ft 0.6667 yd 3 ft 1 yd 4 ft 1.3333 yd 5 ft 1.6667 yd 6 ft 2 yd 7 ft 2.3333 yd 8 ft 2.6667 yd 9 ft 3 yd 10 ft 3.3333 yd 11 ft 3.6667 yd 12 ft 4 yd 13 ft 4.3333 yd 14 ft 4.6667 yd 15 ft 5 yd 16 ft 5.3333 yd 17 ft 5.6667 yd 18 ft 6 yd 19 ft 6.3333 yd 20 ft 6.6667 yd

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1 foot (ft) = 0.333333333 yard (yd). Foot (ft) is a unit of Length used in Standard system. Yard (yd) is a unit of Length used in Standard system.

Foot: A Unit of Length Used in the US Customary System

The foot (ft) is a unit of length used in the US customary system, which is one of the systems of measurement used in the United States and some other countries. The foot is equal to 12 inches or 0.3048 meter. The foot is also a derived unit in the imperial system, which is the official system of measurement for the United Kingdom and some other Commonwealth countries. The symbol for foot is ft or ′. The foot is used for measuring short distances and dimensions, such as the height of a person or the width of a door. The foot is named after the human foot, which was used as a standard of measurement in ancient times. In this article, we will explore the definition, history, usage and conversion of the foot as a unit of length.

Definition of Foot

The foot is a unit of length that is equal to 12 inches. It is defined as 0.3048 meter by international agreement in 1959. One inch is equal to 25.4 millimeters.

The definition of the foot has changed over time, as different standards and methods of measurement were developed by various countries and organizations. The current definition of the foot as based on the meter was agreed upon by an international treaty in 1959.

History of Foot

The origin of the foot as a unit of length can be traced back to ancient times, when it was used as a measure of length based on the human body. The word foot comes from the Old English word fot, which was derived from the Proto-Germanic word fotuz. It referred to the length of a human foot, which was about 280 millimeters.

The foot was also used as a measure of length by other civilizations, such as the Romans, who used it as one-sixteenth of a Roman pace or passus. The Roman foot was about 296 millimeters.

The foot was adopted by other countries that followed the English system of measurement, such as the United States and Canada. It was also incorporated into the imperial system, which was established by an act of Parliament in 1824. The imperial system was based on seven base units that could be derived from natural and traditional units. The foot remained as a derived unit in the imperial system, but it was no longer recommended for use in scientific and technical fields.

Where Foot is Used

The foot is a unit of length that is used for measuring short distances and dimensions, such as the height of a person or the width of a door.

The foot is commonly used in everyday life, especially in countries that follow the US customary system. Some examples are:

• Measuring the size and shape of objects and tools.
• The construction industry uses foot as a unit of measurement for various purposes, such as planning, designing, building, and estimating.
• The aviation industry uses foot as a unit of measurement for altitude (the height above sea level) and flight level.
• The surveying industry uses foot as a unit of measurement for land area and distance.
• The construction industry uses foot as a unit of measurement for various purposes, such as planning, designing, building, and estimating materials and costs.

Foot Equivalents in Other Units and Scales

The foot (ft) is a unit of length used in the US customary system, which is one of the systems of measurement used in the United States and some other countries. The foot is equal to 12 inches or 0.3048 meter. The foot is also a derived unit in the imperial system, which is the official system of measurement for the United Kingdom and some other Commonwealth countries. The symbol for foot is ft or ′. The foot is used for measuring short distances and dimensions, such as the height of a person or the width of a door. The foot is named after the human foot, which was used as a standard of measurement in ancient times.

In this article, we will explore how to convert foot to other units of length in the US customary system and the SI system. We will also provide 10 examples of conversion for each system.

How to Convert Foot to Other Units of Length in the US Customary System

The US customary system is a system of measurement that uses units such as inch, yard, mile, ounce, pound, gallon, etc. The US customary system is based on the English system of measurement that was used before the adoption of the metric system.

To convert foot to other units of length in the US customary system, we need to know the relationship between foot and other units. Here are some common units and their equivalent values in feet:

• 1 inch = 1/12 foot
• 1 yard = 3 feet
• 1 mile = 5280 feet
• 1 fathom = 6 feet
• 1 rod = 16.5 feet
• To convert foot to any of these units, we need to multiply or divide by the appropriate factor. For example, to convert 10 feet to inches, we need to multiply by 12:

10 feet x 12 = 120 inches

To convert 10 feet to miles, we need to divide by 5280:

10 feet / 5280 = 0.00189 miles

To convert 10 feet to fathoms, we need to divide by 6:

10 feet / 6 = 1.667 fathoms

To convert 10 feet to rods, we need to divide by 16.5:

10 feet / 16.5 = 0.606 rods

How to Convert Foot to Other Units of Length in the SI System

The SI system (or International System of Units) is a system of measurement that uses units such as meter, kilogram, second, ampere, kelvin, mole, candela, etc. The SI system is based on the metric system that was developed in France in the late 18th century.

To convert foot to other units of length in the SI system, we need to know the relationship between foot and meter. The meter is the base unit of length in the SI system and it is defined as “the length of the path travelled by light in vacuum during a time interval of 1/299792458 seconds.” One foot is equal to 0.3048 meters.

To convert foot to any other unit of length in the SI system, we need to multiply or divide by the appropriate power of ten and add a prefix. Here are some common units and their equivalent values in meters:

• 1 kilometer = 1000 meters
• 1 centimeter = 0.01 meter
• 1 millimeter = 0.001 meter
• 1 micrometer = 0.000001 meter
• 1 nanometer = 0.000000001 meter
• To convert foot to any of these units, we need to multiply by the appropriate factor and add a prefix.

Yard: A Unit of Length

A yard is a unit of length that is equal to 3 feet or 36 inches in the imperial and U.S. customary systems of measurement. It is also equal to 0.9144 meter in the International System of Units (SI). A distance of 1,760 yards is equal to 1 mile. The symbol for yard is yd.

How to Convert Yard

To convert a yard to other units of length, you can use the following formulas:

• To convert a yard to feet, multiply by 3. For example, 5 yd = 5 x 3 ft = 15 ft.
• To convert a yard to inches, multiply by 36. For example, 5 yd = 5 x 36 in = 180 in.
• To convert a yard to meters, multiply by 0.9144. For example, 5 yd = 5 x 0.9144 m = 4.572 m.
• To convert a yard to centimeters, multiply by 91.44. For example, 5 yd = 5 x 91.44 cm = 457.2 cm.
• To convert a yard to millimeters, multiply by 914.4. For example, 5 yd = 5 x 914.4 mm = 4572 mm.
• To convert a yard to kilometers, divide by 1093.6133. For example, 5 yd = 5 / 1093.6133 km = 0.00457 km.

Where Yard is Used

The yard is mainly used in the United States, the United Kingdom and some other countries that have historical ties with them. It is used for measuring length, distance, area and volume in various contexts such as:

• Sports: The yard is used for measuring the length of a football field (100 yd), the width of a soccer field (70 yd), the height of a basketball hoop (10 ft or 3.33 yd) and the distance between bases in baseball (90 ft or 30 yd).
• Textiles: The yard is used for measuring the length of fabrics and yarns (e.g., a yard of cloth, a skein of yarn).
• Construction: The yard is used for measuring the dimensions of buildings and structures (e.g., a yardstick, a cubic yard of concrete).
• Transportation: The yard is used for measuring the speed and distance of vehicles (e.g., miles per hour, yards per second).

Definition of the Yard

The current definition of the yard was established by an international agreement in 1959 as exactly 0.9144 meter. This definition was based on a prototype bronze bar that was forged in 1855 as an exact copy of the British Imperial Standard Yard held by Parliament. The prototype bar was called Bronze Yard No.11 and was the official standard of length for the United States until 1892.

The yard is defined as the length of the path travelled by light in vacuum during a time interval of

(1/299792458) × (3600/3937)

seconds. This means that one yard is equal to 3600/3937 light seconds.

History of the Yard

The origin of the yard measure is uncertain. It may have derived from the old English unit of tax assessment called the yardland, which was equal to 1/4 hide or about 30 acres. It may also have derived from the old English unit of surveying called the rod, which was equal to 1/4 chain or about 16 (1/2) feet.

The word “yard” comes from the old English word “gerd” or “gyrd”, which meant a branch, a staff or a measuring rod. The word “yard” was first used to describe this length in William Langland’s poem Piers Plowman in the late 14th century.

The first official standard for the yard was established by King Henry I of England in the early 12th century. He ordered that the yard should be equal to the length of his arm from the tip of his nose to the end of his thumb.

The yard was also used in other countries, such as Scotland, Ireland, France and Spain, with slight variations in length. For example, the Scottish yard was equal to 37 inches, the Irish yard was equal to 40 inches, the French yard was equal to 39.37 inches and the Spanish yard was equal to 32.38 inches.

The yard underwent several changes and refinements over the centuries, until it was finally standardized as 0.9144 meter in 1959 by an international agreement between the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

Example Conversions of Yard to Other Units

Here are some example conversions of yard to other units of length:

• 1 yd = 3 ft
• 1 yd = 36 in
• 1 yd = 0.9144 m
• 1 yd = 91.44 cm
• 1 yd = 914.4 mm
• 1 yd = 1/1093.6133 km
The yard is equal to 36 inches or 3 feet.

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