For this discussion I’m using Cowling’s Rule to find out a 5 year old child’s dosage of adult’s dosage (75mg) Tamiflu. After reading Elementary and Intermediate Algebra I have learned Cowling’s Rule is a formula which converts adult’s dosage into children’s dosage, using the age of the child. The literal equation will have three variables. The formula used is d = D (a + 1). The following is the variables for the literal equation: a = child’s age – 5 Years old

D = adult dose – 75 mg
d = child’s dose
I have been assigned to calculate a 5-year-old child’s dose of tamiflu given that the adult dose is 75mg. d = D (a + 1) The Cowling’s Rule formula
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d = 75 (5 + 1) Substituted 75 for D and 5 for a.
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d = 18.75Division is the last step in solving for the child’s dose. The proper dose of tamiflu for a 5 year old child is 19mg.

For part B of the discussion I will determine a child’s age based on the dose of medicine he/she was prescribed. The same equation can be used, but I will be solving for another variables instead of d. The dose is 1200mg for an adult and 300mg for child. I will be solving the equation for a. The following is the variables for the equation: a = child’s age

D = adult dose – 1200 mg
d = child’s dose – 300 mg
d = D (a + 1) The Cowling’s Rule formula
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300= 1200(a + 1) Substituted 1200 for D and 300 for d.
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300(24) = 1200(a + 1)(24) Multiplied by 24 to eliminate denominator. 24

7200 = 1200(a + 1) Multiplication on left side is
24carried out.

7200= 1200 (a + 1) Divide both sides by 1200
1200 1200

6= a+1One last stepped before the equation is solved.

6 – 1 = a + 1 – 1Subtract 1 from both sides to isolate a.

5= ANow I have solved.
The dose of 300mg is intended for a five-year-old child. There are only one potential answer for this...

...My Body Mass
Index
By: Lashell Marrow
Instr: Shenita Talton
MAT221: Introduction to Algebra
Date : April 7, 2013
The Body Mass Index (BMI) is an indicator to help people to determine if they might have a longer life span than average, are probably not overweight, are probably overweight, or are obese. The intervals for each are from 17 to 22, 23 to 24.999, 25 to 29.9, and over 30 respectively. Notice that it is between 17 and 22. That is not inclusive but rather a compound inequality statement which is 17 < BMI < 22. Moreover, over 30 is an inequality statement with a positive infinity which is any BMI that is greater than 30, or BMI > 30 which will be written as (30, +∞). Anyway, my BMI will be calculated, and I will explain how I arrived at the results. Sometimes, a person’s BMI can be misleading, so reasons will be provided about why. Finally, there is an evaluation of the regions outside of the “probably not overweight” range by using the set and interval notations along with a simple graph of the regions.
Now, I am five feet and eleven inches tall, and I weigh 180 pounds. Remember that one foot is equivalent to twelve inches. Since I am five feet tall, we will multiply five with twelve to get sixty. Now, I am an additional eleven inches taller than five feet, that is, sixty inches. Hence, we will add eleven inches to sixty inches to make that seventy one inches. The formula is:
BMI = (703W)/(H^2) where BMI is the...

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Buried Treasure
MAT221
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Buried Treasure
In this essay of Buried Treasure we will use many different ways to attempt to factor down three expressions problems. Our first problem from our reading talks about Ahmed and Vanessa, Ahmed has half of a treasure map, which indicates that the treasure is buried in the desert 2x + 6 paces from Castle Rock. The other half of the map is in Vanessa possession and her half indicates that to find the treasure, one must get to Castle Rock. When she get there to walk x paces to the north, and then walk 2x + 4 paces to the east. I wonder what X could equal to, if Ahmed and Vanessa come together in finding the treasure they would save a lot of time of digging.
In this Pythagorean equation we will see how far Ahmed would walk 2x+6 paces and Vanessa would have to walk 2x+4, x in desert to find the Castle Rock. Ahmed and Vanessa would need equipment for their journey they will use rope, compasses and sticks with colored flags. If Ahmed use a rope tied with a stick and a colored flag to the Castle Rock using a yellow flag to mark the spot. The yellow flag mark would be basically 2x + 6 paces. Which would be a hypotenuse on the north side of the Castle Rock. Vanessa will use her compass to find south side of the Castle Rock. Where she will walk “X” paces in a straight line south toward the Castle Rock and mark the place where a red flag is...

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...The Mats
The story assigned to our group is ‘The Mats”. And based on our discussions and group meetings, the interpretation we all agreed to make is the “reader-based interpretation”.
The Mats, written by Francisco Arcellana, is a short story depicting a very typical Filipino value – a deep sense of close family-ties and bonding. In this particular story, a man -depicted as a very loving and thoughtful father/husband- seems to still not able to move on from the unfortunate departure of his three children. The depiction of the family is about a typical big Filipino family with family members leading out roles in a very typical Filipino traditionalist lifestyle, that is; father/husband as the breadwinner and wife/mother as housewife and loving, obedient and submissive children.
The basic plot of the story is about the most memorable homecoming of the breadwinner of the family, the father, who came home from his periodic inspections which were celebrated everytime these happened. But during this particular inspection to the South, he “met a marvellous matweaver – a real artist” according to him. He wrote a letter about this event to his family that said “I shall have a surprise for you. I asked him to weave a sleeping-mat for every one of the family. He is using many different colors and for each mat the dominant color is that of our respective birthstones. I am sure that the children will be very...

...The Mats by Francisco Arellana
For my family, Papa’s homecoming from his many inspection trips around the Philippines was always an occasion to remember. But there was one homecoming - from a trip to the south – that turned out to be more memorable than any of the others.
Papa was an engineer. He inspected new telegraph lines for the government. He had written from Lopez, Tayabas:
I have just met a marvelous matweaver – a real artist – and I shall have a surprise for you. I asked him to weave a sleeping mat for every one of the family. I can hardly wait to show them to you…
After a few days Papa wrote again:
I am taking the Bicol Express tomorrow. I have the mats with me, and they are beautiful. I hope to be home to join you for dinner.
Mama read Papa’s letter aloud during the noon meal. Talk about the mats flared up like wildfire.
“I like the feel of mats,” said my brother Antonio. “I like the smell of new mats.”
“Oh, but these mats are different,” said Susanna, my younger sister. “They have our names woven into them. There is a different color for each of us.”
A mat was not something new to us. There was already one such mat in the house. It was one we seldom use, a mat older than any of us.
This mat had been given to Mama by her mother when Mama and Papa were married. It had been with them ever since....

...Buried treasure. Ahmed has half of a treasure map, which indicates that the treasure is buried in the desert 2x - 6 paces from Castle Rock. Vanessa has the other half of the map. Her half indicates that to find the treasure, one must get to Castle Rock, walk x paces to the north, and then walk 2x - 4 paces to the east. If they share their information then they can find x and save a
lot of digging. What is x?
Given this scenario the Pythagorean Theorem would be the strategy we use to solve for x.
I started off with the Pythagorean Theorem.
I then plugged the binomials into the Pyth. Thrm.
Next I moved (2+6)^2 to le left of the equation by subtracting (2x+6)^2 from both sides.
I then squared the expression
Next I foiled the expression by multiplying and combining like terms.
I multiplied -1 by each term inside the parentheses and then removed the parentheses around the expression (4x^2 + 16x + 16)
Because x^2 an 4^2 are like terms I added 4x^2 to x^2 to get 5x^2
Since 5x^2 and -4x^2 are like terms I added -4x^2 to 5x^2 to get x^2
Again I added like terms then subtracted 36 from16 to get -20 giving us a quadratic equation to solve using the zero factor.
A compound equation.
Set each of the factors of the left hand side of the equation equal to 0.
Finally these are the possible solutions to the equation.
A^2 + b^2 = c^2
a = x
b = 2x + 4
c = 2x + 6
x^2 + (2x + 4)^2 = (2x + 6)^2
x^2 + (2x + 4)^2 – (2x + 6)^2 = 0
x^2 + (2x + 4)(2 x+ 4) – (2x + 6)^2 = 0...

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Simplifying Expressions
MAT221
2a (a – 5) + 4(a – 5)
2a (a – 5) + 4(a – 5) Problem which was given
2a (a) – 2a (5) + 4(a) + 4(5) to the left Distributive Property of Addition over Multiplication
2(a a) – 2a (5) + 4(a) + 4(5) and the Associative Property of Multiplication
2(a a) – 2(5) a + 4(a) + 4(5) and the Commutative Property of Multiplication
2(a a) – (2*5) a + 4(a) + 4(5) and the Associative Property of Multiplication
2a2 – 10a + 4a + and the 20 Multiplication Properties
2a2 – 6 a + 20 and the Subtraction Property
Now on the left hand side is a step of the mathematical reasoning for 2a (a – 5) + 4(a – 5) to be simplified as 2a2 – 6a + 20. Also on the right hand side are the steps for logical reasoning. Now the middle part I used a combined because of the terms are like and the extreme terms are unlike any of the other three terms. Now the parentheses are used to show that the associative property and removed from and the multiplication and subtraction. Although the numerical coefficient must come before the literal coefficient of the problem.
2w – 3 + 3(w – 4) – 5(w – 6)
2w – 3 + 3(w – 4) – 5(w – 6) the given problem are on the
2w – 3 + 3w + 3(-4) + (-5) w + (-5)(-6) left side of the Distributive Property of Addition over the Multiplication
2w + 3w – 3 + 3(-4) + (-5) w + (-5)(-6) and the Commutative Property of...

...* We should follow the rules so that we can maintain peace and organization within our society, economy, and even our country. Without rules no one would be able to work together.
* Two different kinds of people can be heard to utter that question, "Why have rules?" One of them does not believe in rules; the other believes in rules and adds a few more words to the question, "Why have rules, if you are not going to enforce them?" I would like to examine both sides of this argument.
Many people say that if we had no rules, there would be total anarchy and chaos. Some say that if there were no law against murder or theft, normal good people would murder and steal. I agree that there would be more murder and theft. But, I cannot imagine that normal people would murder and steal. Wouldn't you be repelled by murder and theft? Wouldn't there be implied constraints (implied laws, if you will) against murder and theft? Wouldn't the Golden Rule apply, even if it weren't given to us in the Bible? Aren't there always implied rules?
* Sixty-nine percent of students who obey the rules say that the rules are there for guidance and protection, with 20 percent feeling that the rules are there to scare them into obedience.
* We follow rules because they are necessary to coordinate individual...