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Will short woman necessarily have short child if dad is average?
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Dr. James Ferguson
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In brief: Projected height
The anticipated height of the offspring is adjusted for the height of both.
In general, the mothers+ dads height , divided by 2 + 2.5 inch = expected boy adult height. Mom ht + dad ht , divided by 2 minus 2.5 inch is expected girl adult height. Medical conditions, poor diet, etc can impair growth & this general rule is usually accurate within an inch or so.

In brief: Projected height
The anticipated height of the offspring is adjusted for the height of both.
In general, the mothers+ dads height , divided by 2 + 2.5 inch = expected boy adult height. Mom ht + dad ht , divided by 2 minus 2.5 inch is expected girl adult height. Medical conditions, poor diet, etc can impair growth & this general rule is usually accurate within an inch or so.
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