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<p>DS needs to plot the length of 15 peoples humerus - the bone that connects from the should to the elbow.  So, got a minute?</p>
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<p>a:  what is your height</p>
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<p>b:  what is the length of your humerus - measure from where your arm connects at the shoulder to the tip of your elbow </p>
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<p>Centimeters are great, but if you just have inches that is fine.  He can convert them easily.</p>
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<p>Thanks!</p>
 

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<p>I spent 5 min looking for my tape measure. I swear it was on the floor under my desk for the last 100 years! Not there. I know. Pathetic.</p>
 

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<p>a. 172 cm (approximately)</p>
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<p>b. 36 cm (approximately)</p>
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<p>(edited to correct because I double checked)</p>
 

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<p>If you need kids</p>
<p>~9 yo girl: a.54in b.10 in</p>
<p>~2.5 yo girl a.36 in b.5in</p>
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<p>Adult a.56 b.13 in</p>
 

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<p>Thank you!</p>
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<p>I hope kids work - he shall see!</p>
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<p>keep em coming,</p>
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<p>kathy</p>
 

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<p>I'm 5'2" and my humerus is 29cm long.</p>
 

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<p>a. 158.7 cm</p>
<p>b. 24.7 cm</p>
 

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<p>I'm 5'7" tall (170 cm??)</p>
<p>Humerus = 33.5 cm -- do you have any idea how hard that is to measure on yourself?</p>
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<p>Kids:</p>
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<p>Height 4'1"</p>
<p>Humerus: 23 cm</p>
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<p>Child 2: Height 4'9"</p>
<p>Humerus: 28.5 cm</p>
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<p>Sorry for the mixed measures. I've got the heights in English and just measured the humeruses in cm.</p>
 

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<p>5'3" tall, 34cm humerus</p>
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<p>Finally gave me an excuse to bend over pick up the tape measure that has been sitting on the floor of the office, which I have walked around for the last 2 weeks! Still won't make it to the tool box, but at least it is now on the desk where we can't step on it!</p>
 

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<p>Thank you all!  He now has enough data to complete his assignment.</p>
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<p>Also it seem toddlers do count.  He has not plotted yet, but looking at the data it seems their height is in relation to an adult in the same porportion.  Example:  we have a toddler with a height of 82, and a humerous of 18, we have an adult with a height of 165 and a humerus of 33, which is almost double that of the the toddler - so the relationship between height and humerus holds for most ages.</p>
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<p>Interestingly, my mom has lost some height ( 2-3 inches!!!) due to radiation and osteoporosis - yet her humerous fits in with her new height...it is like her bones shrunk all over......</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>sapphire_chan</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1284553/have-a-minute-and-a-tape-measure-bonus-help-a-grade-9-with-math#post_16107087"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Are toddler arms proportional? Baby arms are all stubby.</p>
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They seem to be from this thread - but the sample is really small from this thread, lol</p>
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<p>I found a graph online that shows toddler height does seem relative to humerus....it is here:</p>
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<p><a href="http://unmaskingevolution.com/pdf_dl/oht/Height.PDF" target="_blank">http://unmaskingevolution.com/pdf_dl/oht/Height.PDF</a></p>
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<p>On the second page you will note they have people as short as 80-100 cm (app.  2.5-3 feet) which one can assume are fairly young people.  </p>
 

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<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>kathymuggle</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1284553/have-a-minute-and-a-tape-measure-bonus-help-a-grade-9-with-math#post_16105089"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>DS needs to plot the length of 15 peoples humerus - the bone that connects from the should to the elbow.  So, got a minute?</p>
<p> </p>
<p>a:  what is your height</p>
<p> </p>
<p>b:  what is the length of your humerus - measure from where your arm connects at the shoulder to the tip of your elbow </p>
<p> </p>
<p>Centimeters are great, but if you just have inches that is fine.  He can convert them easily.</p>
<p> </p>
<p>Thanks!</p>
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<p>Height: 5 foot  5 3/4 inches (167 cm)<br>
Humerus: 12 inches (31.115 cm)</p>
 
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