# Easy Math Conversion Help

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:rotfl: Can anyone help with an easier way to learn conversions in pharmacology? One friend said she learned how to do this by a rhyme but doesnt remember it. Please help. Thanks so much.

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Hi Diana - not sure what you mean by pharm conversions ... do you mean mcg to mg to g - that kind of thing? Easy - you're moving the decimal point 3 places each time. Converting grains to mg -- think of a clock. 60mg = 1 grain, 15mg = 1/4 grain, etc.

Hope this helps?

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:rotfl: Can anyone help with an easier way to learn conversions in pharmacology? One friend said she learned how to do this by a rhyme but doesnt remember it. Please help. Thanks so much.

1. Go to this site for metric conversion:

2. Click on help under Metric Conversions

I just do mnemonics for the order of the units. Has never failed me.

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That's a great site!!! Thanks for the info, I start back to school tomorrow and I am NOT a math wiz!!!

1. Go to this site for metric conversion:

http://www.geocities.com/HotSprings/8517/Quiz/quiz.htm

2. Click on help under Metric Conversions

I just do mnemonics for the order of the units. Has never failed me.

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I just do mnemonics for the order of the units. Has never failed me.

Can you share your mnemonics for the order of the units with us? I checked at www.medicalmnemonics.com for metric conversion mnemonics, but could not find any.

THANKS!

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Can you share your mnemonics for the order of the units with us? I checked at www.medicalmnemonics.com for metric conversion mnemonics, but could not find any.

THANKS!

I was in sales and my managers name was mary Kaye, so it'll probably only work for me but here goes: mary -- Kaye Hugs DUDe Clearly Making --Money

Mary (Mega)

(Space)

(Space)

Kaye (Kilo)

Hugs (Hecto)

D = next 3, read as DUDe (Deka)

U = (Unit)

D (deci)

Clearly (centi)

Making (Milli)

(Space)

(Space)

Money (micro)

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:rotfl: Can anyone help with an easier way to learn conversions in pharmacology? One friend said she learned how to do this by a rhyme but doesnt remember it. Please help. Thanks so much.

Our rhyme is

King Henry Died By Drinking Chocolate Milk Full Of Microorganisms

(Kilo)(Hecta)(Deca)(Basic) (Deci) (Centi) (Milli)(space)(space)(Micro)

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