Enter the weight and height into the calculator to determine the height per weight ratio. This calculator helps to evaluate the proportion of height per unit of weight.

Height Per Weight Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the height per weight ratio.

HPW = H / W


  • HPW is the height per weight ratio (inches per pound)
  • H is the height (inches)
  • W is the weight (pounds)

To calculate the height per weight ratio, divide the height by the weight.

What is Height Per Weight?

Height per weight is a ratio that represents the proportion of height to weight. It is a simple way to assess the distribution of body mass in relation to height. This ratio can be useful in various fields such as health and fitness, ergonomics, and clothing design to understand body proportions.

How to Calculate Height Per Weight?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Height Per Weight ratio.

  1. First, determine the height (H) in inches.
  2. Next, determine the weight (W) in pounds.
  3. Use the formula from above = HPW = H / W.
  4. Finally, calculate the Height Per Weight (HPW) in inches per pound.
  5. After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

Example Problem : 

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

Height (H) = 70 inches

Weight (W) = 150 pounds