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Why can a pace or a footstep not be used as a standard unit of length?



Why can a pace or a footstep not be used as a standard unit of length?


Grade:10

1 Answers

Aditi Chauhan
askIITians Faculty 396 Points
7 years ago

The size of the foot varies from person to person. If footsteps of two persons are used to measure the length respectively, then the two distances may not be equal. Thus, a footstep is not a constant quantity. Hence, it cannot be used as a standard unit of length.

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