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Proportion math example

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If a solution contains 50mg/5mL of active drug, how many mgs are contained in 1 tablespoon?

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by: R. Davis

1 tablespoon is close to 15 mls.

I'm assuming that it is also asking me for how many mgs there are in that tablespoon also in proportion to 50mgs/5mls.

I've set up the problems as so

50mg/5mls = x/15mls

50mg * 15mls = 750/15mls = 150mg.

The answer is 150 mgs.

Anyone is welcome to correct me if I am wrong.

by: Anonymous

Its 750/5mls instead of 750/15mls. you have the correct answer 150mg :)

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