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Pharmacy Tech Math



The four main components in Pharmacy Math are:
Weight, Volume, Temperature and Time.

To prepare for the PTCB or ExCPT exam, it's recommended to know math enough to work out complex word problems and some algebra. Additionally, conversions are referred to in nearly all pharmacy tech math calculations.

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Math Pages - Table of Contents

Proportions Math

Ratios vs. Proportion

Measurements and Conversions in Pharmacy math

Temperature Conversions - Fahrenheit and Celsius

Ballparking C to F Conversions

Roman Numerals used in Pharmacy abbreviations

Fractions in Pharmacy tech math

Dosage Calculations for Children and Adults

Dilution Math for Pharmacy Tech's

- Dilution Math step-by-step example

Intravenous (IV) dosage Calculations

- IV Flow Rate Calculation Example

IV Infusion Device Calculations

Concentration Percentages - V/V%, W/W%, W/V%

Alligations in Pharmacy Tech Math - tic-tac-toe

- Alligation step-by-step example

- Alligation step-by-step example #2

- Alligation step-by-step example #3

Solution Mixture Math (Algebra)

- Solution Mixture Example

Percentage and Business Math

Pharmacokinetics (Half-Life) Basics

Body Surface Area (BSA)

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The most often asked question about pharmacy technician math is how to know which type of math to do for each problem. There really is no straight answer. In fact, many problems can be solved using more than one technique. Additionally, many pharmacy tech math problems require a few different types of math all within the same problem. The only way to get to a point where you feel more comfortable with math is through repetition. If you need help getting started on a math problem, take a look around the pharmacy tech math question forum.



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