How to Turn Yards into Feet and Inches

When finding yardage distance in feet and inches, you will first need to determine what the conversion factor is. 1 yard = 3 feet, so the conversion factor is 3ft./1yd. Multiply the total number of yards by this conversion factor. For example, 1,550 yd. x 3ft./1yd. The yards on either side of the equation will cancel each other out, leaving you with 1,550 x 3ft. = 4,650ft. To convert this into inches, use the unit conversion 12in. = 1ft, which you will multiply by the number of feet. Once again, the feet on either side cancel each other out, leaving you with 4,650 x 12in. = 55,800in.


Finding Yardage Distance in Feet and Inches
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Finding Yardage Distance in Feet and Inches


What we have here is a basic unit conversion problem. We’re told that Matt rushed for 1,550 yards last season. We’re asked how many feet that is and how many inches.


The first thing we need to do is figure out what our conversion factor is going to be. Now, we know that one yard is equal to three feet. Our unit conversion factor, because we’re converting from yards to feet, is going to be three feet per one yard.


We’ll multiply by our total of 1,550 yards. The yards will cancel and we’ll be left with 1,550 times three feet. That’s going to be our distance in feet. Let’s do this multiplication here.


1,550 times 3. 3 times 0 is 0. 3 times 5 is 15, plus 1 is 16. 3 times 1 is 3, plus 1 is 4. This is equivalent to 4,650 feet. Now we need to also convert into inches.


We’re going to go directly from feet to inches, so we need to find our unit conversion for that as well. We know that one foot is equal to 12 inches.


Our unit conversion, because we’re going from feet to inches, is going to be 12 inches over one foot. We’ll multiply it by our total here. 4,650 feet times 12 inches over one foot. The feet cancel and we’re left with 4,650 times 12 inches. Once again, let’s come over here and do the multiplication.


2 times 0 is 0. 2 times 5 is 10. 2 times 6 is 12, plus 1 is 13. 2 times 4 is 8, plus 1 is 9. 1 times 0, 1 times 5, 6, and 4. Adding these up, we get 9 and 6 is 15. We get 55,800 inches. We know that 1,550 yards is equivalent to 4,650 feet and equivalent to 55,800 inches.



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Last updated: 11/30/2018

 

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