Thinking Mathematically (6th Edition)

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Chapter 9 - Measurement - Chapter 9 Test: 17

Answer

The patient should be given 3 tablets each day.

Work Step by Step

$1~lb \approx 0.45~kg$ We can convert 130 pounds to units of kilograms. $130~lb = \frac{130~lb}{1}\times \frac{0.45~kg}{1~lb} = 58.5~kg$ We can find the total number of milligrams of the drug which should be administered daily. $10~mg/kg\times 58.5~kg = 585~mg$ We can find the number of tablets which should be given to the patient each day. $\frac{585~mg}{200~mg/tablet} = 2.93~tablets$ The patient should be given 3 tablets each day.
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