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anonymous
 one year ago
A certain radioactive isotope has a halflife of 5 days. If one is to make a table showing the halflife decay of a sample of this isotope from 32 grams to 1 gram; list the time (in days, starting with t = 0) in the first column and the mass remaining (in grams) in the second column, which type of sequence is used in the first column and which type of sequence is used in the second column?
anonymous
 one year ago
A certain radioactive isotope has a halflife of 5 days. If one is to make a table showing the halflife decay of a sample of this isotope from 32 grams to 1 gram; list the time (in days, starting with t = 0) in the first column and the mass remaining (in grams) in the second column, which type of sequence is used in the first column and which type of sequence is used in the second column?

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tkhunny
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Well, do it. Let's see the table.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0There is no table, this is a geometric sequence question

tkhunny
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1You are to create the table. Up in the problem statement... "if one is to make a table" Yes, the second column should be a geometric sequence. That's part of the answer. You don't HAVE to create the table, but it may help answer the question.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Oh yeah sorry haha so it would be: 0,1,2,3,4 32,....,1 and then I dont know the rest of the mass amounts

tkhunny
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Nice try, but you're working too hard. Pick easy values. I'll give you one for free, just to help you broaden your thinking. dw:1439774261775:dw

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Ohh I thought I had to start from 0 to 4 for 5 days but okay

tkhunny
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1See, we changed your thinking a little. Mission accomplished! :)

tkhunny
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1What kind of sequence is in the first column?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0arithmetic? cause you add 5

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0and the second column is geometric

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Oh wow i guess i overcomplicate things too much

tkhunny
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Nope. It was a thinking shift. ALWAYS look for different ways to think about it. Overcomplicate? Oversimplify? Bah!! No need to assign value judgments to different thinking.
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