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Fractional Saturation of Hemoglobin

  1. Mar 22, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Calculate fractional saturation (YO2) for hemoglobin at venous O2 pressure (30 torr). Assume that p50 for hemoglobin is 26 torr, Hill constant is 3.

    2. Relevant equations


    3. The attempt at a solution

    (30/26)^3=1.54=(YO2/1-YO2)= 1.54 - 1.54YO2= YO2

    This is pathetic. I am so mathematically retarded it hurts. How to solve for YO2......I can't seem to get it alone....why do they always play hard to get...grrr. Thanks for any help.
  2. jcsd
  3. Mar 22, 2009 #2
    OMG- I feel like a complete and utter idiot. I got it. *sheesh*
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