# 1 yard = 91 meters? /or/ 91 centimeters?

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#### sb70012

##### Senior Member
yard /yɑrd/ n. [countable]
• a unit of measure in English-speaking countries, equal to 3 feet or 36 inches (0.9144 meter).
yard - WordReference.com Dictionary of English

Hello,
I can not understand the blue part very well because the red dot makes me confused.
Even in Wikipedia it's written like the blue part with a dot. What's that dot? The red dot makes me not to understand it. Now I don't know exactly that each yard is equal to how many centimeters/meters.

1 inch = 2 centimeters
36 inch = 91 centimeters
1 yard = 36 inch
1 yard = 91 meters? or 91 centimeters?

I would be grateful if you help me to understand the result of 1 yard in meter and centimeter.

Thank you.

##### Senior Member
The dot is just a bullet point* – ignore it in terms of meaning and you'll use fewer frowny faces.

1 yard = 0.9144 meters. Multiply one meter times 0.9144 and you'll get 36 inches.
1 meter = 39.37 inches. 39.37 inches times 0.9144 = 36 inches.

This information is also available in places other than Wikipedia ... and they're easy to look up. Just look for any "length converter" online.

I'm afraid I must ask: do you really think that one yard might be 91 meters?

*Oh, that red dot ... it was too small for me to see it. It's a decimal point, as suzi says below.

#### suzi br

##### Senior Member
A yard is 91 centimeters.

#### suzi br

##### Senior Member
The red dot is a decimal point ... maths not English!

#### Loob

##### Senior Member
Sb, am I right that in your country, people use a comma as a decimal mark - so
for one-tenth you would write 0,1
for two-tenths you would write 0,2
and so on?

In the UK and the US, we use a point rather than a comma: 0.1 0.2

#### suzi br

##### Senior Member
Sb, am I right that in your country, people use a comma as a decimal mark - so
for one-tenth you would write 0,1
for two-tenths you would write 0,2
and so on?

In the UK and the US, we use a point rather than a comma: 0.1 0.2
Aha!
Light dawning all round.

##### Senior Member
Yes, very lateral, Miss ShoeLass.

#### sb70012

##### Senior Member
I'm afraid I must ask: do you really think that one yard might be 91 meters?
Well, to tell you the truth I had never seen "yard" in my math books. I am not good at maths at all too.
But thanks for helping. I understood it.
The red dot is a decimal point ... maths not English!
I got it thank you.
Sb, am I right that in your country, people use a comma as a decimal mark - so for one-tenth you would write 0,1 ,for two-tenths you would write 0,2 and so on?
Hi,
Yes, you are right Loob.
Thanks.