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If I'm given the following values:

Weight = 15st 9lbs Height = 5.8 ft

If we want to calculate the BMI, would it be: 33.30?

And, in the final result we do NOT put any units, right?


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Usually, BMIs are quoted as if it they were unitless, but technically they're in kg/m². – Henning Makholm Oct 31 '11 at 16:30
3 – Phira Oct 31 '11 at 16:36
@Gortaur,Have you ever see person $5.8$ meters tall ? – pedja Oct 31 '11 at 16:48
@Gortaur,maybe height is in ft – pedja Oct 31 '11 at 16:51
@all downvoters: Please remember that this site is explicitly a "Q&A for people studying math at any level" – t.b. Oct 31 '11 at 17:18

You either need to convert to metric units, or insert a constant as shown in Wikipedia. BMI is mass (kg)/height (m)^2

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