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anonymous
 one year ago
A hiker in Africa discovers a skull that contains 63% of its original amount of C14.
N=Noe^kt
No=initial amount of C14(at time t=0)
N=amount of C14 at time t
t=time, in years
k=0.0001
anonymous
 one year ago
A hiker in Africa discovers a skull that contains 63% of its original amount of C14. N=Noe^kt No=initial amount of C14(at time t=0) N=amount of C14 at time t t=time, in years k=0.0001

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anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Ok so we have: \[ N(t)=N_o e^{kt}\]

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0We are told that their is 63% of C14 remaining in the material hence: \[ \frac{N(t)}{N_o}= 63\% =0.63= e^{kt}\]

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0yes but it says find the age of the skull to the nearest year.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Taking the ln of both sides: \[\ln(0.63)= (0.0001 yr^{1})t\]

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Divide and you have you answer

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0divide 0.63 / 0.0001?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Please note it isnt 0.63 but ln(0.63)

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0And then it is a yes

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Btw, in case your worried about the minus sign... the fact that the argument of the logarithm is <1 means its result will be <0.... so the minus signs cancel and it will yield a positive value for t

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0natrual log of 0.63 divided by 10^4

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Please note that the CRUCIAL step in this problem was taking the log of both sides. Without that step you cannot reduce the exponential factor.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0What do you find confusing?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Please, I cant help if I dont know where your getting confused.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Go through the process I did at the top and let me know which step you are uneasy about and I will give a more detailed explanation.

alekos
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0show him the steps in detail

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I was under the impression I did alekos but I will go through it again.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Ok so we given in the problem that the amount of C14 we find in the skull is 63%

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0This means that of the original amount: \[N_0=100\% (some \ amount \ of \ nuclei)=(some \ amount \ of \ nuclei) \] It decays according to the law \[N(t)=N_0 e^{kt}\] Where the N's correspond to the number of nuclei of the material in quesion remaining (N(t)) or the original amount (N_0) So that at time T, we have: \[N(T)=63\% (some \ amount \ of \ nuclei)=(some \ amount \ of \ nuclei) e^{kT}\] Now whatever the total amount of nucleai there are in the sample is irrelevant because I can just divide both sides by that amount leaving just the percent remaining.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0This results in the equation I gave above: \[63\% = 0.63=e^{kT}\]

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Now just like when we have an equation of the form: \[2=x^2\] Which we solve by applying the inverse function of squared (i.e. the square root) to both sides (ignoring the +/ that comes in for simplicity): \[\sqrt{2}=\sqrt{x^2}=x\] When we have an exponential equation of the form: \[2=e^x\] We apply the inverse function to the exponential function (aka the natural logarithm) to both sides in order to simplfy and solve: \[ \ln(2)=\ln(e^x)=x\]

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Note that an exponential function can NEVER be negative (unless I explicitly multiply it by a 1), which means when I do this inverse function business applying the logarithm, I dont have to worry about a +/ like you do when you apply a square root. So don't let that trouble you.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0So performing this step (taking the natural log of both sides of the equation) yields: \[\ln{0.63}=\ln{e^{kT}}=kT=(10^{4}yr^{1})T\] Then solve for T, by dividing both sides by k: \[T=\frac{\ln{0.63}}{(10^{4}yr^{1})}\]

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Please calculate this value and express it with the appropriate units here I and I will check your answer.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@ix.ty are you still here?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0im on a diffrent question now

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0A country's population in 1992 was 222 million. In 2001 it was 224 million. Estimate the population in 2004 using the exponential growth formula. Round your answer to the nearest million. P = Aekt

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0So what did you get for the last one?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i got it wrong that was my last question but i passed the test

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Oh so before I even try to start what looks to be a HARDER question on the same material it bears going over the last problem to iron out what confused you. Please tell me what you found confusing.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0No judgement, I fancy myself like a bit of an automechanic.... I need to know where the problem is in order to try and fix it.

alekos
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0dont bother plasma, seems like you're wasting you're time

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Perhaps, but I am stubborn and banging my head against the wall might be a bit of a pastime for me.... But either way I am willing to help @ix.ty but I will only stick around for maybe 1020 minutes (Ill check back at this tab) then I will move on
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