›› Convert smoot to furlong [international]


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How many smoot in 1 furlong? The answer is 118.20895522388.
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The SI base unit for length is the metre.
1 metre is equal to 0.58761311552474 smoot, or 0.0049709695378987 furlong.
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›› Quick conversion chart of smoot to furlong

1 smoot to furlong = 0.00846 furlong

10 smoot to furlong = 0.0846 furlong

50 smoot to furlong = 0.42298 furlong

100 smoot to furlong = 0.84596 furlong

200 smoot to furlong = 1.69192 furlong

500 smoot to furlong = 4.2298 furlong

1000 smoot to furlong = 8.4596 furlong

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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: Furlong

A furlong is a measure of distance within Imperial units and U.S. customary units, and is equal to 660 feet or 201.168 metres. There are eight furlongs in a mile.

Distances for thoroughbred horse races in the United Kingdom, Ireland and the United States are still given in miles and furlongs (example), but the unit is otherwise no longer in common use. It is heavily used within the rail industry (especially maintenance and repair services) in the UK, due to the legacy measurements and distance markers from when the tracks were first laid down.

Coincidentally, 5 furlongs is approximately 1 kilometer (1.00584 to be exact).

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