What is a fathom in math? Definition and example

A fathom in math is a unit of length that is equal to 6 feet in the U.S. customary system and 1.8288 meters in the metric system. 

fathom in math

Originally, it was defined as the length of the outstretched arms of a man. 

The fathom is commonly used to measure the death of water. 

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