Nick J.

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converting units of measurements

Your friend needs your help! This friend was prescribed a medication, in pill form at 20 milligram (mg), tobe taken once per day. The pharmacy carried the medication only in solution form at 40 milligrams permilliliter (mg/ml). Answer the following questions showing your calculations:a.How many milliliters does he/she need to take every day

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Carl K. answered • 3d

Retired Assistant Professor of Family Medicine

Anuj M.

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You have a consistent typo that might confuse some people. You wrote "20 mg/day / 40 mg/ml = 0.5 mg/day It's difficult to format this answer to show the units cancelling out, but the units become mg/day." You must have meant to write "20 mg/day / 40 mg/ml = 0.5 ml/day It's difficult to format this answer to show the units cancelling out, but the units become ml/day." As you indicated at the beginning of your answer, the final units should be ml, not mg, per day.
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Carl K.

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Excellent catch - thank you. Fortunately for me, writing a prescription is easier than typing math equations in this format.
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