Answer to Question #47458 in Other Chemistry for Ria

Question #47458
An adult patient that weighs 200lbs. was given 970mg of aspirin to reduce a fever, in the hospital. since aspirin is percribed at a dose of 6.5 mg per kilogram of body weight in adult, how much aspiring should the patient have received?
Expert's answer
1 lb (1 pound) equals 0.4536 kg, therefore 200 lbs = 90.7185 kg.
The mass of aspirin that adultpatient should have received is: 90.7185 * 6.5 = 589.67 mg.
But in fact patient received 970 /90.7185 = 10.58 mg of aspirin per kilogram of body weight in adult

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