Physics
posted by Alice on .
A radioactive substance decays from 2.0kg to 1.6kg in 156 days.
What is the decay constant and the half life of the substance?

If T is the half life in days
(1.6)/2.0 = (T/156)^(1/2)
0.8 = 0.08006 T^1/2
9.992 = T^1/2
T = 99.8 days
The decay constant k is related to the half life by
k = ln2/T 
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