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How many span in 1 smoot? The answer is 7.4444444444444.
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The SI base unit for length is the metre.
1 metre is equal to 4.3744531933508 span, or 0.58761311552474 smoot.
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1 span to smoot = 0.13433 smoot

5 span to smoot = 0.67164 smoot

10 span to smoot = 1.34328 smoot

20 span to smoot = 2.68657 smoot

30 span to smoot = 4.02985 smoot

40 span to smoot = 5.37313 smoot

50 span to smoot = 6.71642 smoot

75 span to smoot = 10.07463 smoot

100 span to smoot = 13.43284 smoot


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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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