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A smoot is a unit of measurement equal to $5$ feet, $7$ inches, named for an MIT student who was used to measure a bridge. The MIT campus is $168$ acres. What is the area of the MIT campus, in square smoots? Round your answer to $3$ significant digits, such as $1730$ or $0.0173.$ (There are $43560$ square feet in an acre.)

 Jun 20, 2022
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As you said, a smoot is 67 inches. 

 

168 acres is equivalent to 168 * 43560 square feet, which is equivalent to 168 * 43560 * 144 square inches.

Dividing by 67^2 gives around 235000 square smoots.

 Jun 20, 2022

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