# Converting Meters to Yards

One meter is approximately equal to 1.1 yards.

For practical purposes we can use this conversion factor. Here we can apply MSC 4 – Multiplying by 11 to quickly convert meters to yards.

200 meters = 220 yards (1 furlong)

400 meters = 440 yards (1 quarter mile)

23 meters = 25.3 yards

324 meters = 356.4 yards

 1 yard is exactly 36 inches x 2.54 centimeters/inch = 91.44 centimeters. 1.1 yards is 91.44cm.x 1.1=100.58 cm. or 1.0058 meters. The conversion 1 meter = 1.1 yard is more than 99% accurate.

# Converting Fahrenheit to Celsius

To convert Fahrenheit to Celsius, we use the following formula,

C = 5/9 (F – 32) = 10/18 (F – 32)

The trick here is to recognize that 5/9 is the same as 10/18.  Hence after deducting 32, we add a zero (multiply by 10) to the result and successively dividing by 2 and 9 (MSC 11 – Dividing by 9) to effectively divide by 18.

• Step 1.  Subtract 32
• Step 2.  Multiply by 10
• Step 3. Divide by 2
• Step 4. Divide by 9

Let us solve look at some examples.

Example 1:          100 oF = 37.8 oC

• Step 1.  Subtract 32:         100 – 32 = 68
• Step 2.  Multiply by 10:    68 x 10 = 680
• Step 3.  Divide by 2:         680 ÷ 2 = 340
• Step 4.  Divide by 9:         340 ÷ 9 = 37 r. 7  =  37.7…  =  37.8

Example 2:           145oF = 62.8oC

• Step 1.  Subtract 32:          145 – 32 = 113
• Step 2.  Multiply by 10:      113 x 10 = 1130
• Step 3.  Divide by 2:           1130 ÷ 2 = 565
• Step 4.  Divide by 9:           565 ÷ 9 = 62 r. 7  =  62.7…  =  62.8

Easy and simple!