# pharmacy calculations

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a patient presents a prescription to the pharmacy:take 1/4 oz of Motrin suspension 4 times a day for 5 days...
1.if the stock bottle contains 6 oz how many doses are in a bottle?
2.how many doses will the patient take in five days?

• pharmacy calculations -

6oz/bottle ÷ (1/4 oz/dose) = 24 doses/bottle
4 doses/day * 5 days = 20 doses

• pharmacy calculations -

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