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# Conversion? watch

1. Hey I have to do this conversion -

µg 10 µl^-1 to mg dl^-1

In words, micrograms 10 microlitres to milligrams decilitre

This isnt 10 micrograms per microlitres, it is for example

2 µg 10 µl^-1 or 4 µg 10 µl^-1

Any ideas?
2. (Original post by elephantUK)
Hey I have to do this conversion -

µg 10 µl^-1 to mg dl^-1

In words, micrograms 10 microlitres to milligrams decilitre

This isnt 10 micrograms per microlitres, it is for example

2 µg 10 µl^-1 or 4 µg 10 µl^-1

Any ideas?
Well for a start 1µg/10µl is a silly unit, so we'll convert that to 0.1µg/µl (by dividing by 10).

Now since the proportionality stays the same 0.1µg/µl is also 0.1g/l, I've just scaled everything much bigger by dropping the µ.

To turn litres to decilitres divide by 10, which is 0.01g/dl (since the overall volume is 1/10th what is was you'd expect the amount dissolved in it to be 1/10 if the conc. stays the same).

To turn g to mg you'll need to multiply by 1000.

Edited for spelling.
3. so 2 µg 10 µl^-1 would be 20 mg dl^-1

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