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If the radiological half life of a material is 31 minutes, and you have 77 grams
now, how much did you have 55 minutes ago?

  • half life -

    k = 0.0.693/t1/2
    k = 0.693/31 = 0.0224 min^-1

    ln(No/N) = kt
    No = unknown
    N = 77
    k = from above.
    t = 55 min

  • half life -

    look at the intro to nuclear physics (2500U) tutorial notes (tut 6 i think)

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