MAT 221 Week 2 Discussion - For this discussion we are to...

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For this discussion we are to use Cowling’s Rule to determine the child sized dose of a particular medicine. Cowling’s Rule is a formulawhich converts an adult dose into a child’s dose using the child’s age. As in all literal equationsthis one has more than one variable, in fact it has three variables. They are :a = child’s age D = adult dosed = child’s dose The formula is d = I have been assigned to calculate a 9-year-old child’s dose of amoxicillin given that the adult dose is 500mg. d = The Cowling’s Rule formulad = I substituted500 for D and 9 for a. d = Following order of operations I added inside parentheses first. d = 5000/24Following order of operations the multiplication comes next. d = 208.333… The division is the last step in solvingfor the child’s dose. The proper dose of amoxicillin for a 9-year-old child is 208mg. The next thing we are to do for this discussion is to determine a child’s age based upon the dose

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