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Posted by **sam** on Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 1:54am.

9.04 liters

- math am i right? -
**drwls**, Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 5:32amNo. A much better formulas is given at

The expected lung capacity can be calculated from body surface area (BSA), which, in turn, can be estimated from height (in centimeters) and weight (in kilograms) (Mosteller, 1987; Halls, 2003; Muskopf, 2003). Here is the equation for BSA:

BSA(m^2) = sqrt[height(cm)*mass(kg)/3600]

To estimate vital capacity (in liters), multiply BSA by 2.5 for males, and by 2.0 for females.

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