Feet (ft) to Yards (yd) Converter

This length unit converter dynamically calculates a value you enter in feet (ft) and converts it to yards (yd), or a value you enter in feet & inches (ft & in) and converts it to yards (y).

How many feet (ft) are in 1 yard (yd)?

There are 3 feet in 1 yard. This means that one yard is equal to three feet. This conversion is based on the standard definition of the yard in the imperial and U.S. customary systems, where 1 yard is exactly equal to 3 feet.

What is the formula for how to convert feet (ft) to yards (yd)?

To convert feet to yards, you can use the following formula:

yards (yd) = feet (ft) / 3

For example, if you have a length of 9 feet and you want to convert it to yards, you would use the formula as follows:

yards (yd) = 9 ft / 3 = 3 yd

So, 9 feet are equal to 3 yards.

Feet (ft) to yards (yd) conversion chart

Here is a conversion chart that shows common values of feet and their equivalent measurements in yards:

Feet (ft)Yards (yd)
10.333333333
20.666666667
31
41.333333333
51.666666667
62
72.333333333
82.666666667
93
103.333333333
206.666666667
3010
4013.33333333
5016.66666667
6020
7023.33333333
8026.66666667
9030
10033.33333333

Conversion of 1 foot (ft) to other units of length

Converting 1 foot to other common measurement units of length gives us the following results:

  • 1 foot (ft) = 304,800,000 nanometers (nm)
  • 1 foot (ft) = 304,800 microns (ยตm)
  • 1 foot (ft) = 304.8 millimeters (mm)
  • 1 foot (ft) = 30.48 centimeters (cm)
  • 1 foot (ft) = 3.048 decimeters (dm)
  • 1 foot (ft) = 0.3048 meters (m)
  • 1 foot (ft) = 0.0003048 kilometers (km)
  • 1 foot (ft) = 12 inches (in)
  • 1 foot (ft) = 0.333333 yards (yd)
  • 1 foot (ft) = 0.000189394 miles (mi)
  • 1 foot (ft) = 0.000164579 nautical miles (nmi)

What is a foot (ft)?

A foot is a unit of length in the imperial and U.S. customary systems of measurement, equal to one-third of a yard, or 12 inches. A foot is also defined as exactly 0.3048 meters. It is commonly used in the United States and some other countries for expressing lengths and distances.

The foot was first defined in the 13th century as the length of a manโ€™s foot. It has been used in England since the 14th century and in the United States since the 18th century.

To provide a sense of scale, the average length of a compact sedan is 14 feet, and the typical height of a doorway is typically around 6.5 feet.

What is a yard (yd)?

A yard is a unit of length in the imperial and U.S. customary systems of measurement, equal to 3 feet, or 36 inches. A yard is also defined as exactly 0.9144 meters. The imperial system is commonly used in the United States and some other countries.

The yard was originally defined as the distance from the tip of the kingโ€™s nose to the tip of his outstretched middle finger. It was later standardized to be equal to 3 feet.

To provide a sense of scale, a standard football field is 100 yards long, and a typical car is about 5 yards long.