Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0321726391
ISBN 13: 978-0-32172-639-1

Chapter 10 - Section 10.1 - Radical Expressions and Radical Functions - Exercise Set: 112


2.31 square meters

Work Step by Step

Given: $B=\sqrt{\dfrac{hw}{3131}}$ where $B$ is an individual's body surface in square meters, $h$ is the individual's height in inches, and $w$ is the individual's weight in pounds. Individual is 74 inches tall and weighs 225 pounds. Find the body surface area. Plug in given information and solve: $B=\sqrt{\dfrac{(74)(225)}{3131}}$ $B=\sqrt{\dfrac{16650}{3131}}$ $B=2.306033357$ Round answer to two decimal places and add units: The body surface area of the individual is 2.31 square meters.
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