intake and output question!

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    I'm stuck on this question which goes...

    At 0700, the nurse started an IV of 1L LR and set the infusion pump at 83ml/hr. The patient was started on famotidine 20mg IVPB in 50mL NS at 0800 and 2000. For breakfast, he took 1 cup of coffee and 6oz cream. He took 6oz of ice chips and voided 425ml. Calculate I & O from 0700 to 1500.

    And here is my calculation.

    Intake
    83ml/hr x 8=664ml
    + 50ml of famotidine
    + 1cup=240ml
    + 6oz=180ml
    + 6oz ice=180ml
    Total intake 1314ml

    Output= 425ml

    However, the answer says the intake is 1224ml and output is 425ml. Where am I making a mistake?
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    Does six ounces of ice chips by weight melt down to 180cc's??? I'll bet it melts down to 90cc's
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    Quote from Esme12
    Does six ounces of ice chips by weight melt down to 180cc's??? I'll bet it melts down to 90cc's
    Ah, that's right! Thank you.
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    YOu're welcome!
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    Remember to always record ice chips as half ​of their volume


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