Convert Points (pt) to Yards (yd) | pt in yd

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# Let's convert Points (pt) to Yards (yd)

This quick and easy calculator will convert Points (pt) to Yards (yd) and show formula, brief history on the units and quick maths for the conversion.

## Quick Reference for Converting Points to Yards

Formula
yd = pt / 2601.72
Quick Rough Maths
To get the Yards, divide the number of Points by 2.6 thousand
Points (pt) in 1 Yard
There are 2601.72 Points in 1 Yard
Yards (yd) in 1 Point
There are 0 Yards in 1 Point

## Unit Information

Point
/pɔɪnt/
Symbol: pt
Unit System: Typography

### What is the Point?

The point is a unit of length in the field of typography and uses the symbol pt.

It is the smallest unit in the world of typography. There are 12 points in a pica.

In physical printing methods / press systems, the point size is the height of the metal press body on which the font's letters are made. When applied to the digital type space, letters are designed around a theoretical size, an em square which is scaled to the relative point size (when specified of course!).

Yard
/jɑːd/
Symbol: yd
Unit System: Imperial

### What is the Yard?

The yard is a unit of length in the imperial and US system and uses the symbol yd.

A yard is equal to 3 ft or 36 inches. There is 0.9144 m in a yard. There are 1760 yards in a mile.

Derived from the Old English 'gyrd' or 'gerd', the yard was first defined in the late 1600s laws of Ine of Wessex where a "yard of land" (yardland) was an old unit of tax assessment by the government.

The yard was the original standard adpoted by early English leaders and was apparently used in length by the Saxon race and represented the breadth of the chest of a man. After a relative hiatus, Queen Elizabeth reintroduced the yard as the English standard of measure, and it still survives in many 2nd generation conversations today.

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