›› Convert smoot to shackle


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How many smoot in 1 shackle? The answer is 16.119402985075.
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The SI base unit for length is the metre.
1 metre is equal to 0.58761311552474 smoot, or 0.036453776611257 shackle.
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›› Quick conversion chart of smoot to shackle

1 smoot to shackle = 0.06204 shackle

10 smoot to shackle = 0.62037 shackle

20 smoot to shackle = 1.24074 shackle

30 smoot to shackle = 1.86111 shackle

40 smoot to shackle = 2.48148 shackle

50 smoot to shackle = 3.10185 shackle

100 smoot to shackle = 6.2037 shackle

200 smoot to shackle = 12.40741 shackle

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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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