This is what I need to figure out and it is pretty simple, for the love of macaroni I can’t get it right.

5 students
each students works only two days a week for 2 hours each day
Each student sees 4 patients each day.
Each student needs 2 hours supervision each day.
cost of supervision is $200/hr

All I need to find out how many total hours of supervision I need to pay..
and the cost per consultation by working out total number of patients seen and the cost of supervision

and I am sure it is pretty simple.
Can someone help me please ( and of course I did medicine because I hated Maths and look where I ended up)
And yes it is obvious that I have absolutely no maths brain cells in my skull!

3 thoughts on “Help PLEASE

  1. You need: 5students X 2 days X 2 hrs supervision = 20 hrs per week
    Which means you may pay = 20 X 200 = 4000$ per week
    Total number of patients: 5 students X 4 patients X 2 days = 40 patients per week

    But i did not get your second qn.
    Cost per consultation: Does it mean you make the supervision fee from all your consultations. If so, it would be: 4000$/40 patients = 100$ per patient.

    If it was a joke, please please dont publish. I am already embarassed 😉 And i hope i am not wrong. which would make it even further embarassing!!!

  2. Bombay Dosti: You have no idea how much it means to have someone who can help me find answers.
    Because it is the end of financial year and I have tons of grant applications to put forward to and the fact that i SUCK big time in maths..I sturggle with simple things. My second question was .. I need to work out how much it costs me to provide students with supervision..Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

    Jina: Me too

    I also want to thank all of you who mailed me the answer. I haven't had a chance to reply to your mails.(it doesn't help that I tend to procrastinate as well)

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