A medicine is prescribed at 1⁄2 teaspoon for every 35 pounds of body weight. If a person weighed 175 pounds, how much medicine should they t

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A medicine is prescribed at 1⁄2 teaspoon for every 35 pounds of body weight. If a person weighed 175 pounds, how much medicine should they take?

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Piper 2 months 2021-10-05T12:52:28+00:00 1 Answer 0 views 0

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    2021-10-05T12:53:58+00:00

    2.5 tea spoon of medicine needed for 175 pound person

    Solution:

    Given that,

    A medicine is prescribed at 1/2 teaspoon for every 35 pounds of body weight

    Therefore,

    35\ pounds = \frac{1}{2}\ teaspoons

    We have to find the medicine needed for a 175 pounds person

    Let “x” be the teaspoon needed for 175 pound person

    Therefore,

    35\ pounds = \frac{1}{2}\ teaspoons\\\\175\ pound = "x"

    This forms a proportion and solve by cross multiplying

    35 \times x = \frac{1}{2} \times 175\\\\x = \frac{87.5}{35}\\\\x = 2.5

    Thus, 2.5 tea spoon of medicine needed for 175 pound person

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