# Children's Liquid Motrin contains 100. mg of the pain reliever ibuprofen per 5 mL. If the dose for a 75 lb child is 2.5 teaspoons, how many grams of ibuprofen would the child receive? ( 1 teaspoon = 5 mL.)

##### 1 Answer

Jan 25, 2018

250 mg

#### Explanation:

1 teaspoon is 5 ml, and the medicine contains 100 mg of Ibuprofen per 5 ml (which is the same as saying "100 mg of Ibuprofen per teaspoon").

The dose is 2.5 teaspoons, so the child would be receiving 2.5 x 100 mg = 250 mg of Ibuprofen.