›› Convert smoot to chain [Gunter, survey]


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How many smoot in 1 chain? The answer is 11.820919164226.
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The SI base unit for length is the metre.
1 metre is equal to 0.58761311552474 smoot, or 0.049709595959596 chain.
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›› Quick conversion chart of smoot to chain

1 smoot to chain = 0.0846 chain

10 smoot to chain = 0.84596 chain

20 smoot to chain = 1.69192 chain

30 smoot to chain = 2.53787 chain

40 smoot to chain = 3.38383 chain

50 smoot to chain = 4.22979 chain

100 smoot to chain = 8.45958 chain

200 smoot to chain = 16.91916 chain

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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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