Posted by Help!! on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at 8:22pm.
Strontium85, used for bone scans, has a halflife of 64 {\rm d}.How long will it take for the radiation level of strontium85 to drop to \frac{1}{8} of its original level?

Chemistry  DrBob222, Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at 11:18pm
I assume the half life is 64 days and you want to reduce the radiation to 1/8 of its original value.
k = 0.693/t_{1/2} and substitute this into the below equation.
ln(No/N) = kt.
No = 100 (an arbitrary number I picked).
N = 12.5 (100/8) = 12.5
k from above.
Solve for t in days.