## ››Convert hand [non-equine] to smoot

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How many hand in 1 smoot? The answer is 16.75.
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The SI base unit for length is the metre.
1 metre is equal to 9.8425196850394 hand, or 0.58761311552474 smoot.
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## ››Quick conversion chart of hand to smoot

1 hand to smoot = 0.0597 smoot

10 hand to smoot = 0.59701 smoot

20 hand to smoot = 1.19403 smoot

30 hand to smoot = 1.79104 smoot

40 hand to smoot = 2.38806 smoot

50 hand to smoot = 2.98507 smoot

100 hand to smoot = 5.97015 smoot

200 hand to smoot = 11.9403 smoot

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## ››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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