Volume vs face surface area

AntigoneRex

New member
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

Thanks

MarkFL

Super Moderator
Staff member
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

Elite Member
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.