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Scientists discover a fossil that contains 74% as much radioactive carbon, 14C, as does a living mammal. Assuming the halflife 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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Scientists discover a fossil that contains 74% as much radioactive carbon, 14C, as does a living mammal. Assuming the halflife 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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baldymcgee6
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ordinary differential equation

levinelevine
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1\[\frac{ \delta fc }{ \delta t }=\frac{ \ln(2) }{ halflife }fc\]

levinelevine
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1where fc is the concentration of C14

baldymcgee6
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0right, I know the formula for halflife but i don't know how to get the ODE

levinelevine
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1you want the process to get there?

levinelevine
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Im too tired to explain how i got there, its a little bit complicated... srry mate

baldymcgee6
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Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Alright, thanks anyways.

levinelevine
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Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1but do u know how to solve that?
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