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Source code: bmi2 Module: P202
=head1 A First Morning's program
With ordinary people, you should not discuss their
weight, their age, sex, politics or religon.
But programmers are not ordinary people so we can
have great informative discussions in safety during
# Read the user input
print "How heavy are you in kgs: " ;
chop ($weight = <STDIN>);
print "How tall are you in metres: ";
chop ($height = <STDIN>);
# Do the calculations
$bmi = $weight / ($height * $height) ;
# Display the results
print "Height: $height and Weight: $weight ... result\n";
print "Your body / mass index is $bmi\n";
=head1 Beyond the end of time
It's time for lunch
How heavy are you in kgs: 75
How tall are you in metres: 2
Height: 2 and Weight: 75 ... result
Your body / mass index is 18.75
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