how do you convert square inches to square yards



I have two responses for you.

There are 36 inches in a yard so a region that is 1 yard by 1 yard will be 36 inches by 36 inches and thus have an area of 36 x 36 = 1296 square inches. Hence if you have a region and you know its area in square inches you need to divide by 1296 to find its area in square yards.




To convert from i inches to y yards, you multiply by the conversion factor 1/36:

i x (1/36) = y

So to convert from I square inches to Y square yards, you multiply by
the square of the conversion factor:

I x (1/36)2 = Y

or in other words, you divide by 36 twice.

Hope this helps,
Stephen La Rocque.