A pharmacy has established product inventory maintenance levels. There are two bottles containing 100 capsules of Prozac 20 mg on the shelf. A new prescription for 60 capsules has been presented by a patient who will return tomorrow. If the inventory maintenance level for Prozac 20 mg is 5 bottles of 100 capsules each, how many 100 capsule bottles should be ordered for tomorrow’s delivery?

A. 2

B. 3

C. 4

D. 5

4

To solve this problem, we need to find the current inventory level of Prozac 20 mg capsules and compare it with the desired inventory maintenance level to determine the number of bottles that need to be ordered.

Given information:

Step 1: Calculate the current inventory level after fulfilling the new prescription. Current inventory = 2 bottles × 100 capsules per bottle = 200 capsules Number of capsules remaining after fulfilling the new prescription = 200 capsules – 60 capsules = 140 capsules

Step 2: Calculate the number of bottles required to reach the desired inventory maintenance level. Desired inventory maintenance level = 5 bottles × 100 capsules per bottle = 500 capsules Number of bottles required = (Desired inventory maintenance level – Remaining capsules) / (Capsules per bottle) Number of bottles required = (500 capsules – 140 capsules) / 100 capsules per bottle Number of bottles required = 360 capsules / 100 capsules per bottle Number of bottles required = 3.6 bottles

Since we cannot order a fraction of a bottle, we need to round up to the nearest whole number.

Therefore, the number of 100-capsule bottles that should be ordered for tomorrow’s delivery is 4.

The correct answer is C. 4

The pharmacy currently has two bottles of 100 capsules each on the shelf, and a new prescription for 60 capsules has been presented. After filling this prescription, the pharmacy will have 140 capsules remaining (200 capsules – 60 capsules = 140 capsules, which is equivalent to 1.4 bottles of 100 capsules each).

The inventory maintenance level is set at 5 bottles of 100 capsules each. Therefore, the pharmacy needs to have 5 bottles on hand. To reach this level, the pharmacy needs to order enough bottles to make up the difference between the current inventory after filling the prescription and the maintenance level.

Maintenance level: 5 bottles Current inventory after filling the prescription: 1.4 bottles

Bottles needed: 5 – 1.4 = 3.6 bottles

Since partial bottles are not ordered, the pharmacy should round up and order:

B. 3 bottlesTherefore, the pharmacy should order 3 bottles of 100 capsules each for tomorrow’s delivery.