9.6.2 The More, the Merrier
Activity: The More, the Merrier
A recipe for a vegetable curry for four people requires 24 oz of rice. By first working out how much rice one person requires, calculate how much rice would be needed for nine people.
Activity: How Much Medicine?
A patient needs to have 600 mg of a drug each day, given in three doses. Each tablet contains 100 mg of the drug. How many tablets are needed for each dose?
One tablet contains 100 mg of the drug. [ Remember to check that your answer seems reasonable. ]
Six tablets will contain 600 mg of the drug. The patient will need to take six tablets spread over three doses.
So, the number of tablets in each dose will be .
You can also use a formula here: .
Use the formula to see if you get the same answer.