# Math Essay

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Inequalities using Body Mass Index Holly Morris MAT 221 Introduction to Algebra Instructor: Michele Scotti December 21, 2013 B.M.I. or, Body Mass Index, charts pop up all over the place, in popular publications, exercise facilities, and doctor's offices. The charts are widely used by doctors to determine if their patients are underweight, normal weight, overweight, or obese. The BMI tables are excellent for identifying obesity and body fat in large populations, but they are far less reliable for determining fatness in individuals, explained Dr. Carl Larvie, a cardiologist at the Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute in New Orleans(Miller, Tracy.2013). Fat takes up about 4 times the space of muscular tissue, so it is possible to look and feel fatter even if your height and weight remain the same. Also for children and the elderly body mass values can be especially misleading because the relationship of lean body mass to height changes as they get older. If you fall into a healthy weight or underweight range, you can be easily be lured into a false sense of security. But thinness is not necessarily healthy, a low BMI could be indicative of malnutrition, anorexia, or cancer. On the other hand, if you are an athlete, or body builder, your BMI could mistakenly put you in range for overweight or obese, In this paper, I will solve equations using Inequality, Equivalent, Compound inequality, Interval, and Infinity integrated in to my mathematical work. Problem 1 After looking at page 151 of our ebook, we discover the formula for Body Mass Index (BMI) is BMI=703w. In my first interval, which according to this inequality, would show a longer life span than h2 average, I will use the compound inequality to solve. In this inequality I will be substituting variable H with 65, which is