›› Convert smoot to ell [English]


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How many smoot in 1 ell? The answer is 0.67164179104478.
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The SI base unit for length is the metre.
1 metre is equal to 0.58761311552474 smoot, or 0.87489063867017 ell.
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1 smoot to ell = 1.48889 ell

5 smoot to ell = 7.44444 ell

10 smoot to ell = 14.88889 ell

15 smoot to ell = 22.33333 ell

20 smoot to ell = 29.77778 ell

25 smoot to ell = 37.22222 ell

30 smoot to ell = 44.66667 ell

40 smoot to ell = 59.55556 ell

50 smoot to ell = 74.44444 ell

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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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