Math 1301-500, Challenge Problem Question 10
Signature Assignment Rough Draft: Challenge Problem Question 10
For this assignment, I picked question number 10. The scenario reads “A person’s body
mass index (BMI) is found by the formula B=
703
w
h
2
, where w is the person’s weight in
pounds, and h is the person’s height in inches. John is 7 ft tall and weighs 235 lb.”
For Part A, it is asking for John’s BMI. First of all, we need to convert John’s height of
7ft to inches. We have the conversion 1ft = 12 inches. From that conversion, we then need to
multiply; 7ft x 12 inches and we get 84. Since we have all our values, we need to plug them in
our BMI formula. Our formula will be B=
703
(
235
)
84²
.
The answer will come up to 23.41. Since the question is asking to round the answer to the nearest
whole number, the correct answer is 23. John’s BMI is 23.
For Part B, the question is asking if John would like to have a BMI of 26, he needs to
change his weight by how many pounds. In this question, we need to first find the weight to get