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# How many yards are there in a meter?

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There are 1.09 yards, or 39.37 inches, in 1 meter. The yard is a unit of measurement typical of the U.S. customary system of measurement, while the meter is a unit of measurement from the metric system.

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The U.S. customary units of measurement are derived from the English units of measurement. The metric system evolved from a French measurement system that was first developed in 1795. It is believed to be easier to use because it is derived from units of 10, and is compatible with the decimal system. Even though most countries have adopted the metric system, the United States continues to use customary units.

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## Related Questions

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A meter is approximately 39.37 inches long, the equivalent of 3.28 feet or 1.09 yards. It is also equal to 10 decimeters, 100 centimeters and 1,000 millimeters.

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A meter is only slightly longer than a yard, as 1 meter equals 39.37 inches, or 1.0936 yards. Alternatively, one yard is equal to 91.44 centimeters, whereas a meter is 100 centimeters.

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Equivalents of 171 centimeters are approximately 67.3 inches, 5.6 feet and 1.9 yards. Other equivalents are 1.71 meters and 1,710 millimeters. Inches, feet and yards are all units of length in the U.S. System of Customary Units, while meters, centimeters and millimeters are units of length in the metric system.