Posted by **Unknown** on Tuesday, October 20, 2009 at 6:58pm.

Find the value for k in the equation w kh3 for a baby who is 20 inches long and weighs 6 pounds?

Is it significantly fatter in proportin to its height than an adult?

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**PsyDAG**, Wednesday, October 21, 2009 at 3:09pm
With the limited information you give, we have to make some unsure assumptions.

w = weight in pounds

h = height in inches

w = k * h^3 (h cubed)

Dividing both sides by h^3, gives you

k = w/(h^3)

Insert you numerical values. However, you need to know the adult values to make a comparison.

I hope this helps. If not, repost your question in clearer terms and with adequate data. Thanks for asking.

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