# Formula for missing person's weight from team of 5

by 20GT
Tags: formula, missing, person, team, weight
 Mentor P: 11,819 @20GT: They could assume that the weight of X at the start is the same as the average of the others, then (summed weight loss) = 4/5 * (starting weight of 5) - (final weight of 4) I don't see reasonable other assumptions. @disregardthat: I don't think it is reasonable. If X is heavier than average, you get a lot of imaginary weight loss (formula gives a large result without actual weight loss of anyone).
 Sci Advisor P: 1,794 It is more likely he he closer to the average of his group than the average of everyone since he participated in his groups initial weigh in.
 Mentor P: 11,819 That makes it 20% less bad (as 20% of the weight* in the average comes from him), but still problematic. *the mathematical weight, not the one in kg.
 P: 10 Thanks everyone
 P: 10 He was taller and fatter than the rest. 2 normal looking weights 1 short fat person 1 short stocky person

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