Presidential BMI
Which U.S. President was the "fattest" based on their BodyMassIndex (BMI)? To calculate BMI, a person's weight in kilograms is divided by the square of their height in meters.
Consider these "Top 10 Fattest" Presidents, listed in alphabetical order:
 Chester A. Arthur (18811885)
 James Buchanan (18571861)
 George W. Bush (20012009)
 Grover Cleveland (18851889)
 Bill Clinton (19932001)
 Herbert Hoover (19291933)
 William McKinley (18971901)
 Theodore Roosevelt (19011909)
 William H. Taft (19091913)
 Zachary Taylor (18491850)
Task 1: Order these Presidents according to their BMI. The following BMI values in order may help:
No. 1: BMI of 45.4
No. 2: BMI of 34.6
No. 3: BMI of 31.1
No. 4/5: BMI of 30.2 (two Presidents)
No. 6: BMI of 28.7
No. 7: BMI of 28.3
No. 8: BMI of 27.7
No. 9: BMI of 26.9
No. 10: BMI of 26.8
Task 2: Calculate the BMI for President Obama.
Note: A BMI greater than 25 implies a person is overweight, while a BMI greater than 30 implies the person is clinically obese.
Source: Adapted from R. Ash's Top 10 of Everything: 2008
