Serious Math Question, Here

  1. DzyMsLizzy profile image97
    DzyMsLizzyposted 2 months ago

    No, I'm not being funny; I am this challenged in math! sad

    My husband has a prescription for a certain medication which he has to take 3 times a day.  The prescription is filled in quantities of 100 pills at a time.

    He is to take a whole pill twice a day, and a half pill once a day.  I have never been able to come out close to even.

    How many pills do I have to chop in half to make it come out even, or nearly so?  (So I can get it all done at once, instead of having to chop pills daily or weekly.)

  2. Rochelle Frank profile image93
    Rochelle Frankposted 2 months ago

    If you chop 20 pills in half you will have 40  half-pill pieces.
    You will have 80 whole pills left-- enough for 40 days (two a day).  I think that works.

    1. DzyMsLizzy profile image97
      DzyMsLizzyposted 2 months agoin reply to this

      Okay, Thanks, Rochelle; I'll try it that way on the next refill!  (Making a written note to myself for this formula)  wink