Convert ratio into mg per mL expression

3. Percent, Ratio, mg/mL, PPM, PPB 3.2) Ratio 3.2.1) Ratio - General

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A medication is expressed as 1 : 240. Express this in mg/mL strength


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lb equals 4.167 mg/mL kg

    1 : 240 means, 1 g of drug is present in each 240 mL of the solution.

    First, determine the gram amount of drug present per 1 mL of the solution. Then, the gram will be changed to mg. `therefore (1 \quad g)/(240 \quad mL)=x/(1 \quad mL) therefore x = 1/240 ` g.

    Now, convert this gram unit into mg unit:
    `(1000\quad mg)/(1\quad g) = y/(1/240\quad g)`
    `therefore y = 4.167` mg.
    `therefore 4.167` mg/mL is the answer.