# Conversion using factor label method

• rose ah

#### rose ah

Homework Statement
1 .You want to have a 30 m2 room in your house retiled. A company called Wasta Tiles will do it for $50 per m2 . Another company, Zaki Floors, will do it for$4 per ft2
. Which company has the lower price?
Justify your answer using the factor label method. 1 m2 = 10.8 ft2

2. A patient needs 0.50 mg of a certain drug per 10.0 pounds of body weight. Each pill contains 4.00 mg of
the drug. If the patient weighs 73.0 kg, how many pills should the patient be given? (1 kg weighs 2.2
pounds). Use the factor label method
Relevant Equations
1 kg weighs 2.2 pounds
Kindly help me out

Kindly help me out
You need to show some work first. For instance, please tell us in your own words, what is the "factor label method".

topsquark
For 1: Money charged by one company is already given. Calculating the charges by the other company (while keeping the unit in mind) will solve the problem.

For 2: Consult an expert! Only Mathematics is not sufficient to know the correct dosage of a medicine!

For 2: Consult an expert! Only Mathematics is not sufficient to know the correct dosage of a medicine!
This is a homework problem, not a real-life case.

topsquark and rose ah