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The dosage of a certain medication is 1/4 ounce for every 50 pounds of body weight. How many ounces of this medication are required for a person who weighs 175 pounds?

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  1. dosage/.25oz = 175/50

    solving it with proportions.

    dosage= .25* (175/50)

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    bobpursley
  2. 175 / 50 = 3.5

    3.5 * 0.25 = 0.875 = 7/8 ounce.

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