Math for nurses

We will cover math for nurses thoroughly on this page. We hope you will ace your NCLEX and land a great job in nursing. Understanding the math concepts below is extremely important to do well in nursing. Trying to take the test below with 100% accuracy is your goal before moving on.

Which decimal has the smallest value in each of the following.

1.   a)  6.7                            b)   5.8                                      c)  4.5          ____________

2.   a)  2.6                            b)   2.4                                      c)  2.8          ____________

3.   a)  8.54                          b)   8.58                                    c)  8.59       ____________

Add the following decimals.

4.           2.6    +   1.4                            ____________

5.           1.3    +   0.04                          ____________

6.          6.21  +   15.8    + 7.34            ____________

Subtract the following decimals

7.           4.2   -   0.58                 ____________

8.           26.51 - 6.11                 ____________

9.           6.347 - 0.086               ____________

Express the following numbers to the nearest tenth

10.    4.26             ____________

11.    0.25             ____________

12.   13.82            ____________

Express the following numbers to the nearest hundredth

13.    1.479             ____________

14.    12.105           ____________

15.    4.35               ____________

Solve the following problems

16.  If a doctor prescribes tablets with a strength of 0.1 mg and 0.3 mg is ordered. How many tablets should the patient take?    ____________

17.  Tablets have a strength of 2.25 mg and 6.75 mg is ordered. How many tablets should you give to the patient?        ____________

18. Tablets are labeled 0.6 mg. If 0.3 mg is ordered, how many tablets will you give to the patient?    ____________

Multiply the following decimals and then express your answers to the nearest tenth.

20.      0.5  ×  2.4                      ____________

21.     1.7  ×  2.8                       ____________

22.     6.3  ×  0.34  ×  1.1         ____________

Divide the following fractions and then express your answers to the nearest hundredth.

23.      18.9  ÷  2.1

24.      4  ÷   0.75

25.      8.27  ÷  2.7

Get an answer to the multiplication of fractions below.

26.

1 / 4
  ×   
4 / 12


27.

340 / 120
  ×   
145 / 400


28.

0.9 / 2.25
  ×   
4.25 / 0.18


29.

42000 / 1200
  ×   
21 / 2


30.

3.5 / 2.5
  ×   
0.05 / 0.25









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