How do I use a yardstick?

Answer 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 tall is a yardstick?

A yardstick is 3 feet (0.9144 meters), or 36 inches long. The yard, originally called an "ulna," was established in England during King Edward I's reign, and was based on three grains of barley mea... Read More »

How do I read a yardstick?

Look at the side of the yardstick marked in inches. A yardstick is 36 inches (3 feet) long, but often has one side marked in centimeters so that you can easily switch between metric and English mea... Read More »

Who was the inventor of the yardstick?

In the middle of the 10th century, King Edgar of Winchester, England, began using the "yardstick" as the standard measurement. Henry I decreed in the 1100's that the official measurement would be t... 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 »