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The formula for calculating mean arterial pressure is MAP= diastolic (systolic-diastolic) /3. if your systolic pressure is 110 and your diastolic is 90 what is

The formula for calculating mean arterial pressure is MAP= diastolic (systolic-diastolic) /3. if your systolic pressure is 110 and your diastolic is 90 what is your mean arterial pressure? round to nearest tenth
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MAP =( 2 times the diastolic + systolic)/3 or (2d + s)/3 where d is diastolic and s is systolic
 
MAP = 2 (90) + 110/ 3 
=  180 + 110 / 3 = 290/3 = 96.66 or 97 mm HG
 
If we used your formula d (s-d)/3 we would have 90 (20)/3 = 1800/3 = 600.  Range is 70-110 mg HG. (Above it looked like you had the diastolic multiplied by the difference of systolic minus diastolic then divided it by 3).  Above is the correct formula.
 
I remembered this formula from nursing school.  I was 3 months from graduating when I had to withdraw due to medical issues.

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