Video: Converting Lengths from Feet to Yards

What is the maximum number of yards in 427 ft and how many feet are left over?

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What is the maximum number of yards in 427 feet and how many feet are left over?

We have 427 feet. And we need to know how many yards that would be. We know that three feet equal one yard. If we take our 427 feet and divide it by 3, we’ll find out how many yards there are in 427 feet.

We start by saying how many times does three go into four. One time. One times three equals three. Four minus three equals one. Bring down the next digit. And how many times does three go into 12? Three goes into 12 four times. Four times three equals 12. 12 minus 12 equals zero. Bring down the next digit. How many times does three go into seven? Two times. Two times three equals six. Seven minus six equals one. Three goes into 427 142 times with a remainder of one.

There are 142 yards in 427 feet. And there would be 1 foot left over, 142 yards and one foot.

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