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The physician ordered a medication of 50mg/kg in equally divided doses at 6 hour intervals for a child who weighs 23 pounds. Convert pounds to kilograms and then calculate the prescribed dosage.
23 pounds = 10.4 kg; the prescribed dosage is 521.6mg
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