›› Convert dekametre to smoot


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How many dekameter in 1 smoot? The answer is 0.17018.
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The SI base unit for length is the metre.
1 metre is equal to 0.1 dekameter, or 0.58761311552474 smoot.
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›› Quick conversion chart of dekameter to smoot

1 dekameter to smoot = 5.87613 smoot

5 dekameter to smoot = 29.38066 smoot

10 dekameter to smoot = 58.76131 smoot

15 dekameter to smoot = 88.14197 smoot

20 dekameter to smoot = 117.52262 smoot

25 dekameter to smoot = 146.90328 smoot

30 dekameter to smoot = 176.28393 smoot

40 dekameter to smoot = 235.04525 smoot

50 dekameter to smoot = 293.80656 smoot



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›› Definition: Dekameter

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.


›› Definition: Smoot

A smoot is a unit of distance (or "length", as physical scientists say) used for measuring the Harvard Bridge. It is named after an MIT fraternity pledge at Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity, Oliver R. Smoot (class of 1962). In October of 1958, fellow students helped Mr. Smoot measure the length of the bridge by placing him end to end and marking the increments. Oliver was a top student at MIT and went on to run NIST, the National Institute of Standards and Technology. The smoot is equal to his height (five feet and seven inches -- 1.70 m), and the bridge's length was measured to be "364.4 smoots plus one ear".


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