What is a Square Yard? Definition and Examples


What is a square yard? A square yard, also written as 1 yd2, is a unit for measuring the area in the customary measurement system. 

If one square yard measures the area of a square, then each side of the square will have a length that is equal to 1 yard or 3 feet.

1 square yard

Real life examples of what a square yard is


Below, see a more realistic example of how big 1 square yard is. The green square has an area of 1 square yard.

One square yard

Other real life examples of things that have an area of one square yard

  • The screen of a 55" TV is about 1 square yard.
  • The top of a writing desk could measure approximately 1 square yard.
  • Approximately the average size of a small shower in a bathroom

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