A yard is a yard. A yard is a measure of length. There is only one dimension. "Linear" is an unnecessary adjective to indicate you are measuring a onedimensional line,
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1. Measure the object or line that you want to know the linear yardage of using your tape measure. Measure the object for inches first. For example, lets say the measurement is 48
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A linear yard is the same as a regular yard. It's 3 feet, or 36 inches.
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I know you love geometry, so here goes. A linear pair is two angles that are adjacent and add up to 180 degrees. This happens when two lines decide to intersect. Ah, sweet love.
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