›› Convert smoot to toise


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How many smoot in 1 toise? The answer is 1.1452579621577.
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The SI base unit for length is the metre.
1 metre is equal to 0.58761311552474 smoot, or 0.51308363263212 toise.
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›› Quick conversion chart of smoot to toise

1 smoot to toise = 0.87317 toise

5 smoot to toise = 4.36583 toise

10 smoot to toise = 8.73166 toise

20 smoot to toise = 17.46331 toise

30 smoot to toise = 26.19497 toise

40 smoot to toise = 34.92663 toise

50 smoot to toise = 43.65829 toise

75 smoot to toise = 65.48743 toise

100 smoot to toise = 87.31657 toise



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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: Toise

A linear measure used by the French in the old regime. A toise is equal to 76.71 English inches, 6.39 English feet or 1.9490 meters.


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