Posted by **Miguel** on Thursday, June 10, 2010 at 9:56pm.

The burial cloth of an Egyptian mummy is estimated to contain 57% of the carbon-14 it contained originally. How long ago was the mummy buried? (The half-life of carbon-14 is 5730 years.)

- Precalculus -
**drwls**, Thursday, June 10, 2010 at 11:48pm
Solve this equation:

(1/2)^(y/5730) = 0.57

y is the age in years.

Hint: take the log of both sides (to any base), and solve for y/5730.

- Precalculus -
**drwls**, Thursday, June 10, 2010 at 11:59pm
y = 4650 years (rounded off)

## Answer this Question

## Related Questions

- Precalculus - The burial cloth of an Egyptian mummy is estimated to contain 57% ...
- Pre Calculus - The burial cloth of an Egyptian mummy is estimated to contain 56...
- PreCalculus - The half life of Carbon-14 is 5730 years. a. find the rule of the ...
- Chemistry - The cloth shroud from around a mummy is found to have a carbon-14 ...
- science - if a egyptian mummy has 61% carbon-14 how long ago was it buried? Take...
- Calculus 2 (Differentiate & Decay Problem) - I have two problems I need help on...
- half-life - ok so i got... the half life of carbon-14 is 5730 years, the ...
- half-life - ok so i got... the half life of carbon-14 is 5730 years, the ...
- math - A wooden artifact from an ancient tomb contains 70% of the carbon-14 that...
- Radioactivity - 1) An old wooden tool is found to contain only 11.9 percent of ...

More Related Questions