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How many decametres in 1 furlong?
The answer is 20.1168.
We assume you are converting between decametre and furlong [international].
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The SI base unit for length is the metre.
1 metre is equal to 0.1 decametres, or 0.0049709695378987 furlong.
Note that rounding errors may occur, so always check the results.
Use this page to learn how to convert between decameters and furlongs.
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1 decametres to furlong = 0.04971 furlong
10 decametres to furlong = 0.4971 furlong
20 decametres to furlong = 0.99419 furlong
30 decametres to furlong = 1.49129 furlong
40 decametres to furlong = 1.98839 furlong
50 decametres to furlong = 2.48548 furlong
100 decametres to furlong = 4.97097 furlong
200 decametres to furlong = 9.94194 furlong
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A decametre (American spelling: dekameter, symbol: dam) is a measurement of distance equal to ten metres. This measure is included mostly for completeness. It very rarely has any practical application.
A furlong is a measure of distance within Imperial units and U.S. customary units, and is equal to 660 feet or 201.168 metres. There are eight furlongs in a mile.
Distances for thoroughbred horse races in the United Kingdom, Ireland and the United States are still given in miles and furlongs (example), but the unit is otherwise no longer in common use. It is heavily used within the rail industry (especially maintenance and repair services) in the UK, due to the legacy measurements and distance markers from when the tracks were first laid down.
Coincidentally, 5 furlongs is approximately 1 kilometer (1.00584 to be exact).
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