How is BMI calculated?

Question: How is BMI calculated?

The BMI was first used in the 1800s when it was called the Quetelet Index. It was not until the 1970s that it is was referred to as BMI or the Body Mass Index.

Basically, the BMI is used to measure body fat by looking at the ratio of weight to height.

To calculate BMI, you can either use pounds and inches, or kilos and meters. The two alternative formulas for calculating BMI are as follows:

BMI = (Pound / Inches^2) x 703

BMI = Kilo / Meters^2

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