A linear yard is a unit of length equal to 3 feet or 36 inches. Find the length of an object in linear yards by converting it from inches or metric units.
Calculating Linear Yards
Suppose you have a 26-inch piece of wood. Since there are 36 inches in a yard, you can find the length of the wood in yards by dividing 26 by 36, as follows:
26 inches / 36 inches = 0.722 yard.
Converting From Metric Measurements
You can also convert to yards from metric measurements. One meter is equal to 1.0936 linear yards. Use this knowledge to convert from meters to yards. For example, suppose you have a ship with a length of 250 meters. To find its length in linear yards, multiply its length in meters by 1.0936. The equations would be:
1 meter x 250 = 1.0936 yards x 250; thus, 250 meters = 273.4 yards
The ship has a length of 273.4 linear yards.