One foot is the equivalent of approximately 30.48 centimeters. One inch equals 2.54 centimeters, and 1 foot equals 12 inches, so the number of centimeters in a foot is 2.54 multiplied by 12.
Since there are 3 feet per yard, there are 91.44 centimeters per yard. One hundred centimeters equal 1 meter, so a yard is a little smaller than a meter. In fact, 1 meter is 39.37 inches, while 1 yard is 36 inches. Inches, feet and yards are all standard units of length in the imperial system of measurement used in the United States, while meters and centimeters are units of length in the metric system.