There are 3 feet in 1 yard. These are part of the English system of measurement. Other common equivalents of length include 12 inches in 1 foot and 5,280 feet in 1 mile.
Volume and weight measurements are also part of the English system. It developed as people used readily accessible household items and body parts to obtain measurements. For instance, a mile consisted of 1,000 paces, and a gallon, which is an oldfashioned name for "pail," measured a large amount of water. According to Regents, the problem with these procedures was inconsistency. Eventually, the English system became standardized, and people used identical units for measurement.
The number of cubic feet in a cubic yard is calculated the following way. A cubic yard is 3 feet hight by 3 feet long by 3 feet wide and a foot is 12 inches or one foot. The calculation
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1 yard = 3 feet.
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844 feet equal 281 and 1/3 yards.
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There are 3 feet in one yard. Therefore, 7258 feet is equal to 7258/3 = 2419.3 recurring (that is, 2419.3333. yards.
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