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julia_copen

  • one year ago

Suppose 3 neutrons are released by an atom in the first stage of a fission chain reaction. Each of these neutrons has enough energy to cause another fission reaction in another nucleus of the material. If all the neutrons cause other nuclei to fission, how many atoms will have undergone fission after 2 more stages of the chain reaction?

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  1. julia_copen
    • one year ago
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    A. 6 B. 12 C. 9 D. 27

  2. julia_copen
    • one year ago
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    It's not D.

  3. Mashy
    • one year ago
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    It has to be D.. hmm :-/

  4. mathavraj
    • one year ago
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    is it 12?

  5. julia_copen
    • one year ago
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    Nope it was 9.

  6. Mashy
    • one year ago
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    maybe the question is wrong it should be haven "after two stages" not two MORE stages!

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