›› Convert smoot to yard


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How many smoot in 1 yard? The answer is 0.53731343283582.
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The SI base unit for length is the metre.
1 metre is equal to 0.58761311552474 smoot, or 1.0936132983377 yard.
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›› Quick conversion chart of smoot to yard

1 smoot to yard = 1.86111 yard

5 smoot to yard = 9.30556 yard

10 smoot to yard = 18.61111 yard

15 smoot to yard = 27.91667 yard

20 smoot to yard = 37.22222 yard

25 smoot to yard = 46.52778 yard

30 smoot to yard = 55.83333 yard

40 smoot to yard = 74.44444 yard

50 smoot to yard = 93.05556 yard



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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: Yard

a unit of length equal to 3 feet; defined as 91.44 centimeters; originally taken to be the average length of a stride


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