derived from APOTHECA which is a storage for wine, spices and herbs
system of weights and measures for prescribing and dispensing medications
Apothecaries System Solid Measures (Weight)
Help Jimmy Neutron!
Jimmy Neutron has a bottle filled with 1 ounce of a chemical . After dispensing 7 drams, how many grains of the chemical is left with Jimmy?
Answer: (1 ounce= 480 grains) (1 dram= 60 grains) 1 x 480 =480 grains 7 x 60 = 420 480- 420 = 60 grains 60 grains of the chemical is left for Jimmy
Apothecaries System Fluid Measures (Volume)
Help Mother Goat!
How many 15-minim preparations can Mother Goat obtain from a 5 fluidounce solution?
Answer: (1 fluidounce= 480 minims) 1st: 5 x 480 = 2400 2nd : 2400 / 15 = 160 preparations Mother Goat can make 160 preparations.
Did you know that?
• The word dram which is also known as drachm was from the ancient Greek coin drachma
• Probably, oz is from onza which is the Italian word for ounce
• lb is a Latin word meaning pound or scale that originated from libra
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