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September 20, 2014

Posted by **becky** on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 10:10pm.

A. about how many years does it take 1000 grams of this substance to decay to 500 grams?

B. about what percent of the original amount would you expect to find after 1000 years?

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**Reiny**, Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 11:12pmA. ummmhhh, 5700 years

(you said the half-life was 5700 years , 1000 g went to half, namely 500g)

b)

amount = 1000 (1/2)^(t/5700)

= 1000(1/2)^(1000/5700)

= 885.5 g

so 88.55% would remain after 1000 yrs

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