A 34-year-old female asked:
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If I am 5'2 and father is 6'3 how tall will son be? If he is 4'9 and 11. What's the shortest?

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Depends: The predicted height of any boy you have with dad would be the average of your heights plus 2.5 inches.This would be 5'11.He is on track to achieve that height as a 4'9" 11yo. The estimate is based on a variety of genetic factors and can be off by an inch or so either way.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016

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