Mat221-week2 - Cowlings rule is a formula used to find a...

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Cowling’s rule is aformulaused to find a solution to a literal equationthat doctor’s use to determine the amount of medication to give a patient. The variable ais for the child’s age, Dis for the adult dose, and dis the child’s dose. Below is the formulaand solution.d=D(a+1) Cowling’s Rule formula24d=75(5+1)First, substitute75 for Dbeing the adult dose and 5 for aas the child’s age.24d=75(6)Second, added the sum for 5+1 in the parentheses. 24d=450Next multiply 75 by 6 solvingthe top portion of the equation.24d=18.75 Finally, solvethe literal equationby dividing 450 by 24.For a 5-year-old child a doctor would give 18.75mg of Tamiflu.For part B of the discussion the same Cowling’s Rule

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