baldymcgee6
  • baldymcgee6
Scientists discover a fossil that contains 74% as much radioactive carbon, 14C, as does a living mammal. Assuming the half-life of 14 C to be about 5730 years, write the ODE representing the decay of carbon in the specimen and estimate its age.
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anonymous
  • anonymous
whats ODE
baldymcgee6
  • baldymcgee6
ordinary differential equation
anonymous
  • anonymous
\[\frac{ \delta fc }{ \delta t }=-\frac{ \ln(2) }{ half-life }fc\]

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anonymous
  • anonymous
where fc is the concentration of C14
baldymcgee6
  • baldymcgee6
right, I know the formula for half-life but i don't know how to get the ODE
anonymous
  • anonymous
thats the ODE
anonymous
  • anonymous
you want the process to get there?
baldymcgee6
  • baldymcgee6
yes please
anonymous
  • anonymous
Im too tired to explain how i got there, its a little bit complicated... srry mate
baldymcgee6
  • baldymcgee6
Alright, thanks anyways.
anonymous
  • anonymous
but do u know how to solve that?

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