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# If I'm 5 feet 7 inches tall, how much should I weigh?

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According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the ideal weight for an adult who is 5 feet, 7 inches tall ranges from 118 to 159 pounds. The CDC uses a body mass index calculation to determine if a person is underweight, overweight or within the recommended range.

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The body mass index does not measure body fat, the CDC explains; rather, it compares people's heights and weights to determine if they are at acceptable levels. If an adult's BMI calculations are between 18.5 and 24.9, his weight is healthy. A BMI of less than 18.5 is considered underweight. Between 25 and 29.9 is overweight, and 30 or higher is obese. These are guidelines and not final determiners of an individual's amount of body fat.

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There are 65 inches in 5 feet 5 inches. A foot consists of 12 inches; 12 inches multiplied by five yields 60 inches, which, when added to 5 inches, gives the answer. As 1 foot is one-third of a yard, 5 feet 5 inches is approximately 1.8 yards.

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A measurement of 5 feet 6 inches is equivalent to a total of 66 inches. This is calculated by first converting feet into inches, with 12 inches equaling 1 foot, then multiplying the 12 inches by 5. The resulting 60 inches is then added to the original 6 inches for a total of 66 inches.

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According to the American Cancer Society, any weight between 107 and 131 pounds is within the healthy body mass index range for someone that stands 5 foot 3 inches tall. While the BMI scale is useful for looking at the weight distributions for populations, most experts agree that it is not perfect for determining the healthiest weight for an individual.