Problem: An acetaminophen suspension for infants contains 80 mg/0.80 mL suspension. The recommended dose is 15 mg/ kg body weight. How many mL of this suspension should be given to an infant weighing 14 lb? (Assume two significant figures.) 

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The volume of the suspension can be calculated using the concentration of the suspension given. However, we will have to convert some units in order to do the calculation

Given:


When transforming one unit to another, recall the conversion factors and/or constants that will be used in the calculation. We will use the following conversion factors:

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An acetaminophen suspension for infants contains 80 mg/0.80 mL suspension. The recommended dose is 15 mg/ kg body weight. How many mL of this suspension should be given to an infant weighing 14 lb? (Assume two significant figures.) 

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