# What is the difference between a yard and a meter?

Updated on July 7, 2023

Answer: A yard is slightly shorter than a meter. 1 yard is approximately 0.9144 meters.

## Length and Distance Measurements

The yard and the meter are both units of length. The yard is used in the US customary and imperial systems of measurement, while the meter is used in the metric system, which is used worldwide. There are approximately 0.9144 meters in a yard.

## FAQ on Length and Distance Measurements

### How many feet are in a yard?

There are 3 feet in a yard.

### How many inches are in a yard?

There are 36 inches in a yard.

### How many centimeters are in a meter?

There are 100 centimeters in a meter.