Aptos High School Global Health Odyssey
Health Professionals Use Math for Problem Solving

Pharmacist 1

The doctor has ordered a reduced dosage of a drug. The pharmacist must first empty the original capsules to find their average weight.

Most of the weight of medicine is filler so the pill will be big enough to handle. After finding the average weight of the original dose, then she can figure out how much filler to add to the reduced dose so they will weigh the same as the originals.

If 25 capsules weigh a total of 4758 mg, what is the average weight of a capsule to the nearest tenth of a milligram?

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