How to Calculate BMI in Google Sheets? (FAQs)

November 16, 2022

How to Calculate BMI in Google Sheets? (FAQs)

You may have heard of body-mass index (BMI) and know that it’s a useful indicator of whether you’re a healthy weight. But perhaps you haven’t worked out your own personal BMI before and would like to do so using Google Sheets. Fortunately, it’s easy to calculate BMI in Google Sheets with only a few clicks.

In these FAQs we explain what BMI is and why we measure it. We also go over how to calculate BMI in Google Sheets.

What is BMI?

BMI stands for ‘body-mass index’. It’s a simple way of working out whether you’re a healthy weight for your height. Your BMI is calculated by dividing your weight in kilograms by your height in metres squared. This is a very simple calculation that you can easily do with a spreadsheet such as Google Sheets.

There are some limitations to BMI as a measure of health. It is not accurate for people who are very muscular, or who are very thin. It also doesn’t take into account other factors that can affect your health, like how much exercise you do or what your diet is like. But it’s a simple and easy calculation to do, and it’s a helpful indicator of whether you’re a healthy weight.

How to calculate BMI in google sheets

The basic formula to calculate BMI in Google sheets is: =BMI() Where ‘BMI’ is the formula, and ‘value’ is what you want to put in the formula. For instance, if you want to use this to find out your BMI, you would type “=BMI()” into the spreadsheet and then fill in the ‘value’ with your own details.

If you want to calculate someone else’s BMI in Google sheets, for example a friend’s, you would do the same thing. For instance, if you want to calculate your friend’s BMI, you would type “=BMI(weight, height)” into the spreadsheet and then fill in the ‘value’ with your friend’s details.

How do you add BMI in Google Sheets?

As you can see from the above, the formula to calculate BMI in Google Sheets is: =BMI() All you need to do is to type this into the Google Sheets spreadsheet and then fill in the ‘value’ with your own details. As mentioned above, if you want to calculate someone else’s BMI, for example a friend’s, you can do the same thing.

How do you calculate BMI on a spreadsheet?

The simple formula for calculating BMI on a spreadsheet is: =weight / (height * height) Once again, all you need to do is to type this into the Google Sheets spreadsheet and then fill in the ‘value’ with your own details.

Does Google sheets have a BMI formula?

Yes, the formula that you need to calculate BMI in Google sheets is: =BMI() This formula needs to be typed into your spreadsheet and then filled in with your own details to work out your BMI.

How do I insert a formula in Google Sheets?

In order to insert a formula in Google Sheets, you first need to select the cell in which you want to insert the formula. This can be done by clicking on the cell and then selecting ‘insert’ from the menu that appears.

Once you’ve clicked on ‘insert’, a new menu will appear, prompting you to select the type of thing you want to insert. Select ‘formula’ from this menu, and then a box will appear in the cell with a ‘=’ symbol in it. All you need to do now is type the formula you want to use, and the formula will be inserted into the cell.

We hope these FAQs have helped you understand how to calculate BMI in Google Sheets.

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