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Test your numerical aptitude in the realm of healthcare with "The Ultimate Medical Mathematics Quiz." This comprehensive quiz challenges your proficiency in medical math, covering vital topics like dosage calculations, IV drip rates, drug conversions, and more.

Sharpen your math skills while exploring their practical application in the medical field. Whether you're a student aspiring to enter healthcare or a seasoned professional looking to stay sharp, this quiz is a valuable resource. Get ready to calculate your way to success in healthcare by taking the Medical Math Quiz today! Also, don't forget to share the quiz with your friends to Read morecontinue the fun learning!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    How many cc's are in a 6 oz glass of orange juice?

    • A.

      180 cc's

    • B.

      200 cc's

    • C.

      100 cc''s

    • D.

      60 cc's

    Correct Answer
    A. 180 cc's
    Explanation
    Since the question asks for the number of cc's in a 6 oz glass of orange juice, the correct answer is 180 cc's. This means that a 6 oz glass of orange juice contains 180 cubic centimeters of liquid.

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  • 2. 

    How many cc's are in a  8 oz Coffee cup?

    • A.

      180 cc's

    • B.

      200 cc's

    • C.

      240cc's

    • D.

      100 cc's

    Correct Answer
    C. 240cc's
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 240 cc's. A coffee cup typically holds 8 ounces of liquid. To convert ounces to cc's, we use the conversion factor of 1 ounce = 29.5735 cc's. Therefore, 8 ounces is equal to 8 * 29.5735 = 236.588 cc's. Rounded to the nearest whole number, the answer is 240 cc's.

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  • 3. 

    How many ml's are in a 6 oz Tea cup?

    • A.

      150 ml's

    • B.

      160 ml's

    • C.

      170 ml's

    • D.

      180 ml's

    Correct Answer
    D. 180 ml's
    Explanation
    Since 1 oz is equal to approximately 30 ml, a 6 oz tea cup would contain 6 x 30 = 180 ml. Therefore, the correct answer is 180 ml's.

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  • 4. 

    How many ml's in a 16 oz of Coke Cola?

    • A.

      150 ml's

    • B.

      240 ml's

    • C.

      480 ml's

    • D.

      320 ml's

    Correct Answer
    C. 480 ml's
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 480 ml's. One ounce is equal to approximately 30 ml, so 16 ounces would be equal to 16 x 30 = 480 ml.

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  • 5. 

    How many grams are in 4500 mgs?

    • A.

      4.5 Grams

    • B.

      450 Grams

    • C.

      0.4500 Grams

    • D.

      4500 Grams

    Correct Answer
    A. 4.5 Grams
    Explanation
    The question asks for the conversion of milligrams (mgs) to grams. Since there are 1000 milligrams in a gram, to convert 4500 mgs to grams, we divide by 1000. Therefore, 4500 mgs is equal to 4.5 grams.

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  • 6. 

    How many cc's are in a Tablespoon?

    • A.

      5 cc's

    • B.

      10 cc's

    • C.

      15 cc's

    • D.

      20 cc's

    Correct Answer
    C. 15 cc's
    Explanation
    A tablespoon is a unit of volume commonly used in cooking and is equivalent to 15 cc's. This means that there are 15 cubic centimeters in one tablespoon.

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  • 7. 

    A patient presented to your clinic with a height of 84 inches how tall is this man in feet?

    • A.

      6 feet and 2 inches

    • B.

      7 feet and 1 inches

    • C.

      6 feet and 1 inches

    • D.

      7 feet and 0 inches

    Correct Answer
    D. 7 feet and 0 inches
    Explanation
    The height of the patient is 84 inches, which is equivalent to 7 feet. Since there are 12 inches in a foot, the remaining 0 inches do not contribute to the height in feet. Therefore, the man is 7 feet tall.

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  • 8. 

    A doctor ordered Kcl elixir 40 mEq po qid in juice. Available is Kcl elixir 20 mEq in 15 ml. How many ml will you give?

    • A.

      30 ml

    • B.

      60 ml

    • C.

      90 ml

    • D.

      120 ml

    Correct Answer
    A. 30 ml
    Explanation
    The doctor ordered Kcl elixir 40 mEq po qid, which means the patient needs to take 40 milliequivalents of Kcl orally four times a day. The available Kcl elixir is 20 mEq in 15 ml. To give 40 mEq, we can calculate the required amount by setting up a proportion: 20 mEq/15 ml = 40 mEq/x ml. Solving for x, we find that x = 30 ml. Therefore, 30 ml of the Kcl elixir will provide the required dose of 40 mEq.

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  • 9. 

    A doctor ordered Kcl elixir 40 mEq po qid in juice. Available is Kcl elixir 20 mEq in 15 ml. How many milliliters of this drug will be given in one in one day?

    • A.

      60 ml

    • B.

      120 ml

    • C.

      80 ml

    • D.

      100 ml

    Correct Answer
    B. 120 ml
    Explanation
    The doctor ordered Kcl elixir 40 mEq po qid (four times a day) in juice. The available Kcl elixir is 20 mEq in 15 ml. To calculate the total milliliters of the drug to be given in one day, we need to multiply the number of doses (4) by the amount of drug in each dose (40 mEq) and divide it by the concentration of the drug in the available elixir (20 mEq/15 ml). This gives us (4 x 40 mEq) / (20 mEq/15 ml) = 160 ml / (20 mEq/15 ml) = 160 ml x (15 ml/20 mEq) = 160 ml x 0.75 = 120 ml. Therefore, 120 ml of the drug will be given in one day.

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  • 10. 

    A patient weighs 165 lbs,however the doctor wants his weight in kg. How many kg is this patent?

    • A.

      65 kg

    • B.

      20 kg

    • C.

      75 kg

    • D.

      80 kg

    Correct Answer
    C. 75 kg
    Explanation
    To convert pounds to kilograms, you can use the following conversion factor: 1 lb = 0.453592 kg. Therefore, to convert 165 lbs to kg, you would multiply 165 by 0.453592. The result is approximately 74.842 kg. Since the answer options are rounded to the nearest whole number, the closest option to the actual conversion is 75 kg.

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  • 11. 

    Order: Ampicillin 1 g. p.o. q6h. Available is 500 mg capsules. How many capsules is needed for one dosage?  

    • A.

      1 caps

    • B.

      2 caps

    • C.

      3 caps

    • D.

      1/2 cap

    Correct Answer
    B. 2 caps
    Explanation
    Since each capsule is 500 mg and the dosage required is 1 g (1000 mg), we need to take 2 capsules to achieve the required dosage.

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  • 12. 

    Source: Calculate with Confidence-Calculations of Oral Medications Deborah Gray Morris 4th Ed. Order: Ampicillin 1 g. p.o. q6h. Available is 500 mg capsules. What is the total number of capsules needed if the medication is ordered for 7 days?

    • A.

      7 caps

    • B.

      14 caps

    • C.

      48 caps

    • D.

      56 caps

    Correct Answer
    D. 56 caps
    Explanation
    To calculate the total number of capsules needed, we first need to determine the total amount of medication needed for 7 days. The order is for 1 g (1000 mg) of Ampicillin every 6 hours. Since there are 24 hours in a day, this means the medication will be taken 4 times a day. So, in 1 day, the patient will require 4 capsules (4 x 500 mg = 2000 mg). For 7 days, the total amount of medication needed will be 7 x 2000 mg = 14,000 mg. Since each capsule is 500 mg, we divide 14,000 mg by 500 mg to get the total number of capsules needed, which is 28. However, since the medication is taken 4 times a day, we need to multiply 28 capsules by 4, giving us a total of 56 capsules needed.

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  • 13. 

    Order: Medication XYZ 1.2  g p.o. q6h. Available XYZ 400 mg. How many capsules would you give?

    • A.

      1 cap

    • B.

      2 caps

    • C.

      3 caps

    • D.

      4 caps

    Correct Answer
    C. 3 caps
    Explanation
    Based on the given information, the medication XYZ is prescribed at a dose of 1.2 grams to be taken orally every 6 hours. The available strength of XYZ is 400 mg per capsule. To calculate the number of capsules required, we need to convert the prescribed dose from grams to milligrams. Since 1 gram is equal to 1000 milligrams, the prescribed dose is equal to 1200 milligrams. Dividing the prescribed dose by the strength of each capsule (400 mg), we get 3 capsules as the answer. Therefore, 3 capsules would be given to fulfill the prescribed dose.

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  • 14. 

    Order: Medication Phenobarbital  gr 1 1/2 p.o. at H.S. Available: Phenobarbital 30 mg tabs. How many tablets will you give?

    • A.

      1- 30 mg tablet

    • B.

      2- 30 mg tablets

    • C.

      3- 30 mg tablets

    • D.

      4- 30 mg tablets

    Correct Answer
    C. 3- 30 mg tablets
    Explanation
    The medication order states to give 1 1/2 gr (grain) of Phenobarbital at bedtime. The available form of the medication is 30 mg tablets. To calculate the number of tablets to be given, we need to convert the dosage from grains to milligrams. 1 grain is equivalent to approximately 64.8 milligrams. Therefore, 1 1/2 grains is approximately 97.2 milligrams. Since each tablet is 30 mg, we divide 97.2 by 30, which equals approximately 3.24. Since we cannot give a fraction of a tablet, we round up to the nearest whole number, which is 4. Therefore, the correct answer is 3- 30 mg tablets.

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  • 15. 

    Order: 20 g p.o. of XYZ liquid medication. Available: 10 g per 15 ml. How many ml's will you give? 

    • A.

      20 ml

    • B.

      15 ml

    • C.

      30 ml

    • D.

      40 ml

    Correct Answer
    C. 30 ml
    Explanation
    The available concentration of the XYZ liquid medication is 10 g per 15 ml. To calculate the amount of medication to be given, we can set up a proportion. Let x be the amount of medication to be given in ml. The proportion can be set up as 10 g / 15 ml = 20 g / x ml. Cross-multiplying and solving for x, we get x = (15 ml * 20 g) / 10 g = 30 ml. Therefore, 30 ml is the correct answer.

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  • 16. 

    Order: 375 mg p.o. of XYZ liquid medication. Available: 125 mg per 5 ml. How many millileters will you give?

    • A.

      15 ml

    • B.

      10 ml

    • C.

      20 ml

    • D.

      30 ml

    Correct Answer
    A. 15 ml
    Explanation
    The available concentration of the XYZ liquid medication is 125 mg per 5 ml. To calculate the number of milliliters needed, we can set up a proportion: 125 mg/5 ml = 375 mg/x ml. Cross-multiplying and solving for x, we find that x = (375 mg * 5 ml) / 125 mg = 15 ml. Therefore, 15 ml of the XYZ liquid medication will be given.

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  • 17. 

    Order: 20,000 units subq of XYZ drug. Available 7500 units per ml. How many ml will you give?

    • A.

      2.66 ml

    • B.

      1.33 ml

    • C.

      1.00 ml

    • D.

      0.50 ml

    Correct Answer
    A. 2.66 ml
    Explanation
    To calculate the number of milliliters needed, divide the total number of units required (20,000) by the number of units available per milliliter (7500). This will give us the number of milliliters needed to administer the required dose. In this case, 20,000 divided by 7500 equals 2.66 ml. Therefore, the correct answer is 2.66 ml.

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  • 18. 

    Order: 2 mg IM of XYZ drug. Available: 1.5 mg per 0.5 mL. How many mL will you give? Round up 

    • A.

      0.7 mL

    • B.

      7 mL

    • C.

      6.6 mL

    • D.

      0.6 mL

    Correct Answer
    A. 0.7 mL
    Explanation
    The available concentration of XYZ drug is 1.5 mg per 0.5 mL. We need to administer 2 mg of the drug. To find the amount of mL needed, we can set up a proportion: 1.5 mg/0.5 mL = 2 mg/x mL. Cross-multiplying gives us 1.5x = 1, which simplifies to x = 1/1.5 = 0.67 mL. Since we need to round up, the correct answer is 0.7 mL.

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  • 19. 

    Order: 0.75 mg IM of XYZ. Available: 0.25 mg per mL. How many mLs will you give?

    • A.

      3 mLs

    • B.

      1 mL

    • C.

      5 mLs

    • D.

      2 mLs

    Correct Answer
    A. 3 mLs
    Explanation
    To calculate the number of mLs to be given, we need to divide the ordered dose (0.75 mg) by the concentration of the available solution (0.25 mg/mL). This will give us the volume in mLs. In this case, 0.75 mg divided by 0.25 mg/mL equals 3 mLs. Therefore, the correct answer is 3 mLs.

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  • 20. 

    Order: 50 mg IM of XYZ drug. Available: 80 mg of XYZ per mLs. How many mLs will you give?

    • A.

      0.62 mLs

    • B.

      0.7 mLs

    • C.

      1 mL

    • D.

      0.5 mLs

    Correct Answer
    A. 0.62 mLs
    Explanation
    To calculate the number of mLs to give, we need to divide the desired dose (50 mg) by the concentration of the drug available (80 mg/mL). This will give us the volume in mLs. Therefore, 50 mg divided by 80 mg/mL equals 0.625 mLs, which is rounded to 0.62 mLs.

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