Message Number: FHL12894 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Sukie Crandall
Date: 2011-02-19 18:19:14 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re: When comparing doses or prices of liquid medications giving the volume alone is not enough

This may help further understand decimals because people use money every day:

You use decimals every day with money. Let $1 be 1. $0.10 is ten cents which is one tenth of a dollar. $0.01 is one cent which is one hundredth of a dollar. $0.25 is 25% of a dollar, or one quarter of a dollar, or 1/4 of a dollar.

I know that many people know this information already, but given a number of past posts to two lists and some current ones, many people do not understand that medications can come in concentrations, or what concentrations are and how they matter when comparing doses and prices. Also, there are those out there who get all upset by decimals and then got themselves confused, even though they do use them every day when they handle money, just like people use fractions each day -- again with money (a quarter, for example) and with cooking (1/3 cup, for example) and time keeping (a half hour, for example) and sewing and carpentry and loads more -- yet get all upset and as a result get confused when they are mentioned in relation to medications.

Sukie (not a vet)

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