How many nail in 1 smoot?
The answer is 29.777777777778.
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The SI base unit for length is the metre.
1 metre is equal to 17.497812773403 nail, or 0.58761311552474 smoot.
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1 nail to smoot = 0.03358 smoot
10 nail to smoot = 0.33582 smoot
20 nail to smoot = 0.67164 smoot
30 nail to smoot = 1.00746 smoot
40 nail to smoot = 1.34328 smoot
50 nail to smoot = 1.6791 smoot
100 nail to smoot = 3.35821 smoot
200 nail to smoot = 6.71642 smoot
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old measure of two and a quarter inches
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".