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brainsmile
05-06-2005, 11:47 PM
The average male will be 4-5 inches taller than his parents' average height (mom height + dad height)/2

The average female will be 2 inches taller using the same formula.

How do you rate?

Mom = 5'

Average 5' 3.5" + 5 = 5'8.5"

I'm 5'10"

ShawnLee
05-07-2005, 02:35 AM
Mom is 5'2" (i think)

I'm 5'7"

It doesn't work. Oh well.

Jenny
05-07-2005, 03:04 AM

:heh: I'm only 4'11" and my brother is 5'11". Go figure.

welfareloser
05-07-2005, 03:24 AM
dad is 5'10 ... mom is 5'2 ... i'm 5'1.5 ... sister is 5'2.

i lose.

another height predictor that i've seen takes mom's height, dad's height, and the kid's own height at age 4 into account... but it was some plug-n-chug web thing, so i didn't get to see the actual formula. it predicted eg would be 5'10. i dunno... i bet it won't be accurate for the twins. prm is 5'7, i'm 5'1, but i have cousins that are super-tall (6'2-6'7) and prm's mom is 5'9 and dad is 6'2... we're probably carrying a huge load of latent tall genes :P

ufcrusher
05-07-2005, 03:40 AM
Mom is 5'9" or at least was before she shrunk. Dad is 5'11.5" as he always loved to claim. Thus 69+71.5=140.5/2=70.25+5 would be 6'3" tall. I'm right around 6'5" so it doesnt work for me.

Mommypooh
05-07-2005, 10:25 AM
mom is 5'11"

so that would be 5'8" i think?

I am only 5'3 1/4"

the really sad thing is I am not even as tall as my Grandma.

BrewMaster
05-07-2005, 10:28 AM
i'm taller than both my parents. the formula doesn't work in our case.

bachviet
05-07-2005, 10:42 AM
That formula doesn't work in case either.

Mom - 5'

I'm 5'6" and my brother is 5'7".

Burzhui
05-07-2005, 11:17 AM
both parents are short, under 5'6 i'm 5'10

CamaroBabe
05-07-2005, 12:26 PM
Mom is 5'7.5 Dad is 6'2
I am 5'9

NOW what is worrysome is that
I am 5'9 and my Husband is 6'2
So basically our child is going to be a giant!!!!

ski
05-07-2005, 01:25 PM
Mom is 5'7.5 Dad is 6'2
I am 5'9

NOW what is worrysome is that
I am 5'9 and my Husband is 6'2
So basically our child is going to be a giant!!!!
It's still weird seeing "my husband" coming from my old high school friend ;)

Mom: 5'4"
=======
Me: 5'10... I WIN!

But here's the thing, now if I marry someone 5'4"...
Wife: 5'4"
Me: 5'10"
=======
Son: 5'11"

And if he marries someone 5'5"...
His Wife: 5'5"
Son: 5'11"
=======
Grandson: 6'

This would be a great way to breed basketball players. Speed it up by marrying 5'6" or 5'8" women :)

nickel
05-07-2005, 01:42 PM
Mom: 5' 4"
me: 5' 4"

formula didn't work here either

ShawnLee
05-07-2005, 02:18 PM
I should note, perhaps this is skewed because I have rather short legs. Imagine a brick with two legs made of two marshmallows holding up the whole thing, that that's what I look like. I'm sure if my legs were proportionate to my body, I'd be fine.

My kid at church is 6'1". He's dating a girl who's 6'. I worry about them.

Yossarian
05-07-2005, 03:45 PM
mom, 5'11, dad 6'1, me 6'8".

welfareloser
05-07-2005, 07:28 PM
NOW what is worrysome is that
I am 5'9 and my Husband is 6'2
So basically our child is going to be a giant!!!!

are you pregnant?

i have some friends that are those heights... baby girl #1 was 11 lbs and change (no diabetes, mommy was skinny, no problems whatsoever... just a big damn baby) and baby girl #2 is due this week, and the last sonogram was puttin her around 12+ lbs...

anyway. from a woman whose heaviest was 7lbs11oz ... good luck with that :gle:

dbax791
05-07-2005, 07:40 PM
Dad 6'2, Mom 5'6, so according to that I should be 6'2 as well.

I'm just a 6' midget, though.

05-07-2005, 08:31 PM
The average male will be 4-5 inches taller than his parents' average height (mom height + dad height)/2

The average female will be 2 inches taller using the same formula.
Using that formula, and calculating across the generations, I should be about 320'5". Nope.

brainsmile
05-17-2005, 06:58 PM
try this

http://parentcenter.babycenter.com/calculators/heightpredictor/?scid=pcbulletin:20050516:0:0:0

InfiniteNothing
05-17-2005, 07:06 PM
I don't see how that's relevant. It uses a current height to find a future height. :shrug:

Totally different inputs and ouputs.

Jihforce
05-17-2005, 07:29 PM
Mom: 5'2
Me: 5'10

welfareloser
05-17-2005, 08:10 PM
I don't see how that's relevant. It uses a current height to find a future height. :shrug:

Totally different inputs and ouputs.

it also uses the mother's and father's heights, and the child's gender... same as bs's formula :shrug: it's a variation on a theme...

hmm. none too accurate, tho. here's eg's results...

Thanks for using our calculator!

Your son will likely be 7 feet, 4 inches tall at age 18.

This prediction is a "best guess" but it's still just that -- a guess. Based on the formula we used,* there's a 58 percent chance your son's full-grown height will be within 1 inch (above or below) of this prediction, an 85 percent chance it will be within 2 inches, and an 96 percent chance it will be within 3 inches.

The fine print:

This method relies on where your son falls on the Centers for Disease Control's growth charts, and it assumes that he'll remain in the same percentile until he reaches his adult height. The accuracy of the prediction varies because some children will fall into different percentiles throughout childhood.

*Reference:
The Multiplier Method for Prediction of Adult Height
By Jonathan Paley, Jonathan Talor, Anna Levin, Anil Bhave, Dror Paley, and John E. Herzenberg
Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, October 2004

oops. nemmine. put in the wrong current age.

Thanks for using our calculator!

Your boy will likely be 5 feet, 8 inches at age 18.

:P

OC
05-17-2005, 08:11 PM
You know how some people say "heighth"? You know, with the "th" sound at the end of the word?

I hate that.

DaFunkyUnit
05-17-2005, 08:14 PM
You know how some people say "heighth"? You know, with the "th" sound at the end of the word?

I hate that.

you hate a lot of things, apparently.

OC
05-17-2005, 08:18 PM
you hate a lot of things, apparently.No more than most people really. I'm just more vocal is all.

InfiniteNothing
05-17-2005, 08:18 PM
But it's oh so logical.... wide->width, deep->depth, broad->breadth... tall->highth is logical conclusion

OC
05-17-2005, 08:23 PM
But it's oh so logical.... wide->width, deep->depth, broad->breadth... tall->highth is logical conclusion
laughter
daughter

Logic has no place in the English language. :P

welfareloser
05-17-2005, 09:00 PM
dude. you think "heighth" is bad... i've heard "weighth" before. no sh**. :gle:

OC
05-17-2005, 09:02 PM
dude. you think "heighth" is bad... i've heard "weighth" before. no sh**. :gle:Oh, be quieth.

hapoo
05-17-2005, 09:09 PM
i think it all depends on which parent is what.

if:
mother: 5.6
father: 6.0

your not going to be as tall as if:

mother: 6.0
father: 5.6

since i'm guessing a women with tall genes isn't going to get as tall as a man with the same genes. Of coarse this depends on which set of genes you get.

faither
05-17-2005, 09:17 PM
father = 5'10"
mother = 5'8"

me = 6'0"

brothers = 5'10" - 6'3.5"
sister = 5'11"

El Scorcho
05-18-2005, 02:34 AM
makes sense...

my great great great great grandparents were 2 feet tall. Thats why they moved to america.