How many smoot in 1 decameter?
The answer is 5.8761311552474.
We assume you are converting between smoot and decametre.
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The SI base unit for length is the metre.
1 metre is equal to 0.58761311552474 smoot, or 0.1 decameter.
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1 smoot to decameter = 0.17018 decameter
5 smoot to decameter = 0.8509 decameter
10 smoot to decameter = 1.7018 decameter
20 smoot to decameter = 3.4036 decameter
30 smoot to decameter = 5.1054 decameter
40 smoot to decameter = 6.8072 decameter
50 smoot to decameter = 8.509 decameter
75 smoot to decameter = 12.7635 decameter
100 smoot to decameter = 17.018 decameter
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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".
A decametre (American spelling: dekameter, symbol: dam) is a measurement of distance equal to ten metres. This measure is included mostly for completeness. It very rarely has any practical application.
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