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Help! One gram of a living plant containing Carbon-14, decays at about 16 disintegrations per minute. It is found that one gram of a dead plant decays at 1 disintegration per minute. The half-life of Carbon-14 is about 5500 years. Calculate the probable age of the plant. Thank you.

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  1. Mashy
    • 2 years ago
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    U see the activity has reduced.. !! from that can u calculate how much time has elapsed there is some connection between intial activity Ao and activity A after a time t, you know what that connectio is?

  2. kym02
    • 2 years ago
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    Nope.

  3. Mashy
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    Then you better study that expression madam its the most important thing about radioactivity!!

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