Definition:Historic Measures/Length/Pace

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Definition

The pace is a unit of length.


\(\ds \) \(\) \(\ds 1\) pace
\(\ds \) \(=\) \(\ds 5\) feet
\(\ds \) \(=\) \(\ds 60\) inches


Historical Note

The pace was defined in Roman times as $2$ steps.

Hence it is approximated to about $5$ feet.

This is how the Roman mille passuum is defined, which is literally $1000$ paces.

Hence the origin of the mile.


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