Elephant Formulary

2003-06 Susan K. Mikota DVM and Donald C. Plumb, Pharm.D.
Published by Elephant Care International - www.elephantcare.org

Simple Formula for Diluting Solutions

  

 

 

 

 

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The following is a simple method to dilute solutions

 

A = Strength (%) of the solution to be diluted

B = Diluting solution (%) <water = 0>

S = Desired strength

 

Procedure:

 

1.  S - B = X

2.  A - S = Y 

3.  X parts A + Y parts B = S

 

Example:  Dilute 10% povidone iodine to 2%

 

1.  2 0 = 2    (2% desired 0% <water> = 2
2. 10 2 = 8   (10% povidone 2% desired = 8
3.  2 parts povidone + 8 parts water = 2% solution

 

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