# What is 18yd converted to feet?

Dec 29, 2016

54 feet

#### Explanation:

In order to compute the number of feet in 18 yards, we're going to use dimensional analysis (method that allows you to convert from one unit of measurement to another by cancelling out unwanted units) and the relationship below:

For questions like this I use the following technique:

$\text{Quantity Given" xx "Conversion Factor" = "Quantity Sought}$

color(indigo)("Quantity Given:" 18 yards

color(coral)("Conversion Factor:" 3

color(orange)("Quantity Sought:" feet

Let's plug in our values:

18cancel"yd"xx(3feet)/(1cancel"yd") = $54 f e e t$