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|SI units||0.9144 m
|Imperial/US unit(s)||3 ft
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The yard is an English unit of length, in both the British imperial and US customary systems of measurement, that comprises 3 feet or 36 inches. It is by international agreement in 1959 standardized as exactly 0.9144 meters.
A metal yardstick originally formed the physical standard from which all other units of length were officially derived in both English systems.
The rod is useful as a unit of length because whole number multiples of it can equal one acre of square measure. The 'perfect acre' is a rectangular area of 43560 square feet, bounded by sides 660 feet by 66 feet long (660 ft long × 66 ft wide), or 220 yards by 22 yards long (220 yd/ long × 22 yd wide), or 40 rods by 4 rods long. Thus, an acre is 160 square rods. Since the adoption of the international yard on 1 July 1959, the rod has been equal to exactly 5.0292 meters.
This article uses material from the Wikipedia article "Yard", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.