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# An intramuscular medication is given at 5.00mg/kg of body weight. If you give 425mg of medication to a patient, what is the patients weight in pounds?

The patient weighs ##"187 lb"##.

**Given/Known**

Medication mass/body mass: ##5.00"mg/kg"## Dosage: ##425"mg"## ##"1 kg=2.2 lb"##

##425cancel "mg"xx(1"kg")/(5.00cancel "mg")="85 kg"##

##85 cancel"kg"xx(2.2 "lb")/(1 cancel"kg") ="187 lb"##