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Based solely on body-mass index, Helix's health is not at risk.

Complete Solution:
There are 12 inches per foot. Helix is 5 × 12 + 2, or 62 inches tall He weighs 110 pounds. Using the formula, his body-mass index is approximately 20.

Because 20 is greater than 19 and less than 27, Helix's health is not at risk.

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