# How do I use a yardstick?

Place the yardstick next to the item you are measuring. The zero on the yardstick should match up with the beginning of whatever you are measuring.Mark where the yardstick ends on the item you are ... Read More »

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## How many inches in a yardstick?

A yardstick measures 36 inches long. In the imperial system of measures, a yard equals three feet and each foot equals 12 inches so you multiply three by 12 to find that there are 36 inches in a ya... Read More »

## Who invented the yardstick?

Tradition credits Saxon King Edgar with inventing the yardstick in the 10th century. In the 12th century, England's King Henry I mandated a yard as "the distance from the tip of the King's nose to ... Read More »

## Is a meterstick the same as a yardstick?

Both a meterstick and a yardstick measure distance; however, a meter does not equal a yard. Each yardstick is equal to 0.9144 meters, making a meter stick about 3 inches longer than a yardstick.Sou... Read More »

## What does a yardstick measure?

A yardstick is a device used to measure distance. Yards are a unit of measure in the imperial system. A yardstick equals one yard, which is equivalent to three feet or 36 inches. A yard converts to... Read More »

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