math am i right?
posted by sam on .
the polynomial 0.041h - 0.018a - 2.69 can be used to estimate the lung capacity, in liters, of a female with height h, in centimeters, and age a. find the lung capacity of a 60 year old women who is 190 centimeters tall
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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.