According to Wikipedia, the yard measure was originally rather arbitrary and varied slightly from country to country. In 1959 Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States all agreed to one consistent measurement for the "international yard" as being equal to 0.9144 meters. Meters are not an arbitrary measurement. The meter was redefined in 1983 as being equal to the distance traveled by light in a vacuum over the course of 1/299,792,458 of a second.
Three are 3 feet in a yard, which means 10 meters is also equivalent to approximately 11 yards, when rounded to the nearest whole number. The metric system is used throughout most of the world, as the standard of measurement. Scientists also use metric measurements. The United States is the only industrialized nation in the world that does not used the metric system.Learn more about Algebra