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    Polynomial function

    I can't figure out how to do this problem. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    The target weight w for an adult man of medium build is:
    w(h)=0.0728h^2 - 6.986h + 289 where h is in inches and w is in pounds.
    Find the target weight of an adult man of medium build who is 72 inches tall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cam_ddrt View Post
    I can't figure out how to do this problem. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    The target weight w for an adult man of medium build is:
    w(h)=0.0728h^2 - 6.986h + 289 where h is in inches and w is in pounds.
    Find the target weight of an adult man of medium build who is 72 inches tall.
    Hi cam_ddrt,

    Use simple substitution.

    w(72)=0.0728(72)^2-6.986(72)+289
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