## ››Convert smoot to dekametre

 smoot dekameter

How many smoot in 1 dekameter? The answer is 5.8761311552474.
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The SI base unit for length is the metre.
1 metre is equal to 0.58761311552474 smoot, or 0.1 dekameter.
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## ››Quick conversion chart of smoot to dekameter

1 smoot to dekameter = 0.17018 dekameter

5 smoot to dekameter = 0.8509 dekameter

10 smoot to dekameter = 1.7018 dekameter

20 smoot to dekameter = 3.4036 dekameter

30 smoot to dekameter = 5.1054 dekameter

40 smoot to dekameter = 6.8072 dekameter

50 smoot to dekameter = 8.509 dekameter

75 smoot to dekameter = 12.7635 dekameter

100 smoot to dekameter = 17.018 dekameter

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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".

## ››Definition: Dekameter

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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