anonymous
  • anonymous
A paleontologist measures the ratio of carbon-14 to carbon-12 in a fossil skull found at a site. What technique is he using and for what purpose? A. using alpha emission to determine the structure of the skull B. using radioactive decay to determine the structure of the skull C. using gamma emissions to date the skull D. using radioactive decay to date the skull
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Michele_Laino
  • Michele_Laino
I'm pondering...
anonymous
  • anonymous
ok!
Michele_Laino
  • Michele_Laino
it is option , since the decay equation is used. Here is that equation: \[N\left( t \right) = {N_0}{e^{ - \lambda t}}\] where \lambda is the decay constant

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Michele_Laino
  • Michele_Laino
and N is the number of C-14 isotopes
anonymous
  • anonymous
wait, which option did you say it was? :/
anonymous
  • anonymous
the letter did not show :P
Michele_Laino
  • Michele_Laino
oops.. it is option D
anonymous
  • anonymous
ohh okie:) i see now! thank you!!:D
Michele_Laino
  • Michele_Laino
:)

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