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Converting Yards to Meters

If you’re like me, you have no damn clue how to equate a yard to meters or to a mile. So I googled and found this website…

http://www.easysurf.cc/cnvert.htm#my3

try typing this into google:
“10 yards to meters”

The Mother of ALL! online conversion sites.

http://www.onlineconversion.com/

[quote]4est wrote:
The Mother of ALL! online conversion sites.

http://www.onlineconversion.com/[/quote]

You son of a bitch…upstaging me on my own thread…

[quote]WolBarret wrote:
You son of a bitch…upstaging me on my own thread…[/quote]

hehe… just trying to help.

[quote]4est wrote:
The Mother of ALL! online conversion sites.

http://www.onlineconversion.com/ [/quote]

That’s the only one I use. I’ve converted some weird units in my time, and this tool had them all.

Here’s one for engineers:

http://www.engnetglobal.com/tips/convert.asp

It shows multiple conversions at once (metric-U.S., U.S.-U.S., metric-metric, etc.)

[quote]ftothe3 wrote:
try typing this into google:
“10 yards to meters”[/quote]

Yep, Google Calculator is the best.

[quote]WolBarret wrote:
If you’re like me, you have no damn clue how to equate a yard to meters or to a mile. So I googled and found this website…

http://www.easysurf.cc/cnvert.htm#my3[/quote]

If you want to be able to do quick estimates in your head while you are not near a computer, it helps if you can remember that 440 yards = exactly 1/4 of a mile, and is approx. 400 meters.

From that it is a fairly easy step or two to either of the following:

  • 1 meter is approx 1.1 yard.

  • 1 mile = exactly 1760 yards = approx 1600 meters.