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A standard calibration for a spectrophotometric assay for lysozyme was created by diluting some initial concentrations of the reagents Tris HCl buffer, NaCl, Lysozyme and a Micrococcus lysodeikticus suspension.The final volume was 5ml.
The numbers in the calculation have become mixed up. Can you work out how consistently to fill in the table? There will be two numbers left over. What will these represent?
Here is a printable version of the table and cards that you can cut out.

Initial conc. 
Final conc. 
Dilution factor 
Volume added 
Tris 




NaCl 




Lysozyme 




Cells 




171 mM

10^{6} /ml 
10mM 
500 pmol/ml 
0.050 ml

136 
20 
0.250 ml 
68 nmol/ml

50 mM 
100 
0.037 ml 
0.292 ml

10^{8} /ml 
17.1 
0.629 ml 
4.371 ml

1000 mM 


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