Posted by **LYNN** on Monday, July 21, 2008 at 8:49pm.

The recommended dose of a paticular drug is 0.1 gram/kg. How many mg of the drug should be given to a 50 pound patient?

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**ruby**, Monday, July 21, 2008 at 8:57pm
1 kg is equivilant to about 2.2 lbs. So if you would give 0.1 g per kg, you would convert this to lbs which would give you approx. 0.045 gram/lb. Now simply multiply. 0.045 x 50 = 2.25 grams. =)

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**Anonymous**, Monday, July 21, 2008 at 9:07pm
well,

1kg= 2.20462262pounds

50 pounds x (1kg)/(2.20462262pounds)= ____ kg

take that value above and plug it into

this equation to find out how many grams need to be administered

_____kg x(0.1g)/(kg)= _____g need to be administered

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