Volume vs face surface area

AntigoneRex

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Based on a human body what is the amount of frontal surface area of a person of a height 178 cm vs a person of a height of 356 cm?

A formula that a variety of heights can be input please. Or volume of the object

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MarkFL

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If we consider the two people to be of similar shape, then any measure of area will vary as the square of a linear measure. And so the taller person will have a frontal surface area that is:

\(\displaystyle \left(\frac{356}{178}\right)^2=4\)

times as great as the shorter person.
 

Dr.Peterson

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Don't forget, though, that people of different sizes (or even of the same size!) are not typically similar. Anything you get will only be a rough approximation.
 
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