A pharmacy fills an average of 11,518 prescriptions on a third-party plan in a one month period. Of these, 42% are from new prescriptions, 18% are transfers (electronic or telephone), and 40% are refills. What is the average number of prescriptions refilled each month?

A. 2,073

B. 4,607

C. 6,680

D. 11,518

4,607

B.

Since 40% of the total prescriptions are refills, multiply 11,518 by 40% to find how many prescriptions are refills. Convert 40% to a decimal by moving the decimal point 2 digits to the left.

0.4 x 11,518 = 4,607.2, which rounds to 4,607