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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Lydia 2 months 2021-10-05T11:40:26+00:00 2 Answers 0 views 0

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    2021-10-05T11:41:36+00:00

    We need to figure out how many 35’s are “inside” a 175.

    175/35 = 5

    So there are 5  35’s “inside” a 175

    So 1/2 * 5 = 2.5 teaspoons of medicine.

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    2021-10-05T11:42:10+00:00

    Answer:

    2.5 teaspoons

    Step-by-step explanation

    .5 teaspoons/35lbs = x teaspoons/175lbs

    x representing our missing variable of how many teaspoons prescribed for someone 175lbs        

    Start by dividing 175 by 35

    175lbs/35lbs = 5

    now you take 5 and multiply it by .5

    5 x .5 = 2.5

    Meaning 2.5 teaspoons should be taken for an individual who weighs 175lbs

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