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Using a formula estimate the body surface area of a person whose height is 150 cm and who weighs 80 kg.A.1.55 m2B.1.83 m2C.0.47 m2D.0.45 m2

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Answer:B. [tex]1.83\text{ m}^2[/tex]Step-by-step explanation:We are asked to find the body surface area of a person whose height is 150 cm and who weighs 80 kg.[tex]\text{Body surface area}( m^2)=\sqrt{\frac{\text{Height (cm)}\times \text{Weight (kg)}}{3600}}[/tex]Substitute the values:[tex]\text{Body surface area}( m^2)=\sqrt{\frac{150\text{ cm}\times 80\text{(kg)}}{3600}}[/tex][tex]\text{Body surface area}( m^2)=\sqrt{\frac{12,000}{3600}}[/tex][tex]\text{Body surface area}( m^2)=\sqrt{3.3333333}[/tex][tex]\text{Body surface area}( m^2)=1.825741[/tex][tex]\text{Body surface area}( m^2)=1.83[/tex]Therefore, the body surface area of the person would be 1.83 square meters.