›› Convert handbreadth to smoot


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How many handbreadth in 1 smoot? The answer is 21.2725.
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The SI base unit for length is the metre.
1 metre is equal to 12.5 handbreadth, or 0.58761311552474 smoot.
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›› Quick conversion chart of handbreadth to smoot

1 handbreadth to smoot = 0.04701 smoot

10 handbreadth to smoot = 0.47009 smoot

20 handbreadth to smoot = 0.94018 smoot

30 handbreadth to smoot = 1.41027 smoot

40 handbreadth to smoot = 1.88036 smoot

50 handbreadth to smoot = 2.35045 smoot

100 handbreadth to smoot = 4.7009 smoot

200 handbreadth to smoot = 9.40181 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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