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How many smoot in 1 block? The answer is 47.283582089552.
We assume you are converting between smoot and block [East U.S.].
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The SI base unit for length is the metre.
1 metre is equal to 0.58761311552474 smoot, or 0.012427423844747 block.
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›› Quick conversion chart of smoot to block

1 smoot to block = 0.02115 block

10 smoot to block = 0.21149 block

20 smoot to block = 0.42298 block

30 smoot to block = 0.63447 block

40 smoot to block = 0.84596 block

50 smoot to block = 1.05745 block

100 smoot to block = 2.1149 block

200 smoot to block = 4.2298 block



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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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