# algebra

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how do you solve for w in a bmi equation, if only height (h=65 inches)is known and w (weight) is what is to be solved for? Bmi=703w/h^2

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multiply by h^2:

Bmi*h^2 = 703w
so,
w = Bmi*h^2/703
= Bmi*65^2/703
= 6.0 * Bmi

Unless you have a Bmi, you can't get a numeric answer for w.

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