Kaplan Exam Question - 2013 - HELP!


[COLOR=#333333]I came across this question in a study guide, and can't seem to understand how they came about the answer. I've asked around and even actual nurses have given me a different answer than what they state it is. If you happen to know what was done to obtain the answer, please LET ME KNOW lol. Thank you!

A nurse is to give the liquid medicine 3 times a day. The morning dose is 3/4 ounce, the noon dose is 1/2 ounce, and the evening dose is 3/4 ounce. The nurse has 1 ounce of medicine at noon. How much more does she need to complete the evening dose? Answer: 1 ounce

The only way I was able to come up with 1 was by doing the following (and I don't even think it's right lol) :

3/4 (the evening dose needed) - 1/2 ( what's left after the noon dose) = 3/2 - 1/2 (common denominator) = 2/2 = 1

I have this crazy feeling in my stomach that this is EASIER than what I'm making of it. I may just be over thinking the steps to solve this. If anyone can help me, I'd appreciate it! Thanks again :)


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Omg.... Yes u r doing it right! Don't freak out and over think the questions... I took their entrance exam last month and passed! (FYI ... That same question was on exam) I'm scarred to sign the paper of acceptance tho, I have my AA and all required pre reqs... However my overall tuition cost is still around 23k!!!!! What made u ultimately decide on Kaplan?


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If she has 1 ounce at noon and she uses 1/2 she has one half left so she needs 1/4 ounce to get 3/4 for evening dose