Is a yard longer than a metre?

A metre is slightly longer than a yard, with one metre equaling 39.37 inches (1.0936 yards). A yard is equivalent to 91.44 cm, while a metre is equal to 100 centimetres.

Multiply the total length in metres by 1.0936 to convert yards to metres. Divide the total length in yards by 91.44 to convert metres to yards.

A yard is the distance light travels in a vacuum in approximately 1/3000 of a second, while a metre is the distance light travels in a vacuum in approximately 1/3000 of a second. Since 1983, this has been its official destination.

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Misha Khatri
Misha Khatri is an emeritus professor in the University of Notre Dame's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. He graduated from Northern Illinois University with a BSc in Chemistry and Mathematics and a PhD in Physical Analytical Chemistry from the University of Utah.

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