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Bri_Durbin
 2 years ago
Carbon14 has a halflife of 5,730 years. If the age of an object older than 50,000 years cannot be determined by radiocarbon dating, then
carbon14 levels in a sample are undetectable after approximately ten halflives.
carbon14 levels in a sample are undetectable after approximately nine halflives.
the halflife of carbon14 is too long to accurately date the object.
a radioisotope with a shorter halflife should be used to date the object.
Bri_Durbin
 2 years ago
Carbon14 has a halflife of 5,730 years. If the age of an object older than 50,000 years cannot be determined by radiocarbon dating, then carbon14 levels in a sample are undetectable after approximately ten halflives. carbon14 levels in a sample are undetectable after approximately nine halflives. the halflife of carbon14 is too long to accurately date the object. a radioisotope with a shorter halflife should be used to date the object.

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cpm1210
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I think it should be: a radioisotope with a shorter halflife should be used to date the object. This is because every element has the identical isotope that just changes in neutrons, but has the same atomic number
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