# A patient takes one pill containing 50 mg each day and of that 40% will be washed out. How much of the medication is in the patient's system after 3 days?

May 18, 2016

60 mg would have been absorbed by the body

#### Explanation:

Total intake for 3 days is: $3 \times 50 m g = 150 m g$

Note: mg stands for milligrams

Total absorbed by the system is: $\frac{40}{100} \times 150$

$= 40 \times \frac{150}{100}$

$= 40 \times 1 .5 = 60 m g$