February 27, 2017

Homework Help: college geology dealing with carbon 14

Posted by student012 on Monday, October 20, 2008 at 10:27pm.

ok in my professors notes he calculates carbon 14 age in an example.

The problem goes like this:
Sample contains 110g carbon
sample produces 70 disintegrations per minute.
That is 0.7 disintegrations per minute.

Then he substitutes:

I just want to know where did he get 1600 from?

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