Convert Cubic Yards (yd³) to Cubic Metres (m³) | yd³ in m³

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# Let's convert Cubic Yards (yd³) to Cubic Metres (m³)

This quick and easy calculator will convert Cubic Yards (yd³) to Cubic Metres (m³) and show formula, brief history on the units and quick maths for the conversion.

## Quick Reference for Converting Cubic Yards to Cubic Metres

Formula
m³ = yd³ / 1.31
Quick Rough Maths
To get the Cubic Metres, divide the number of Cubic Yards by 1.3
Cubic Yards (yd³) in 1 Cubic Metre
There are 1.31 Cubic Yards in 1 Cubic Metre
Cubic Metres (m³) in 1 Cubic Yard
There are 0.76 Cubic Metres in 1 Cubic Yard

## Unit Information

Cubic Yard
/ˈkjuːbɪk jɑːd/
Symbol: yd³
Unit System: Imperial

### What is the Cubic Yard?

The cubic yard is a unit of volume derived from the imperial system of units. It uses the symbol yd³.

It equals the volume of a cube with edges that each measure 1 yard. It is equivalent to 27 ft³, 46656 in³ or ≈ 0.764554 m³.

The yard (and derivatives like the cubic yard for example) are the same in both the imperial systems and US customary systems so require less conversion systems to calculate / convert to SI or metric.

Cubic Metre
/ˈkjuːbɪkˈmiːtə/
Symbol:
Unit System: SI

### What is the Cubic Metre?

The cubic metre (or cubic meter; US spelling) is a unit of volume and is derived from an SI unit with the symbol m³.

1 cubic metre is exactly 1000 litres. It is also ≈ 6.29 barrels, ≈ 220 imperial gallons and ≈ 35.3 cubic feet.

1 cubic metre of water in normal conditions (≈4 °C) weighs exactly 1000 kg (or 1 tonne).)

The cubic metre is the unit used to measure water usage and often water bills are broken down into how many m³ has passed through the property / business.

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