Question about 2% Silver Nitrate Ointment and Active Ingredient

How many grams of 2% silver nitrate ointment will deliver 1g of the active ingredient?

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Question about 2% Silver Nitrate Ointment and Active Ingredient

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How many grams of 2% silver nitrate ointment will deliver one gram of the active ingredient?

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SLIGHT ERROR
by: Anonymous

2% IS .02 NOT .2
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In a 2% ointment there are .02g of the active ingredient for every 1 g of ointment. set up cross multication to find your answer:
.02g/1g = 1g/x
.02x=1
x=1/.02
Your answer is 50g

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cross multiply to get your answer
by: Anonymous

In a 2% ointment there are .2g of the active ingredient for every 1 g of ointment. set up cross multication to find your answer:
.2g/1g = 1g/x
.2x=1
x=1/.2
Your answer is 5g

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