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The half-life of 131I is 8.021 days. What fraction of a sample of 131I remains after 24.063 days?

1/2
1/4
1/8
1/16
Please help. Thank you

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  1. How many half days is that?
    24.063/8.021 = 3

    (1/2)(1/2)(1/2) = 1/8

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  2. By the way, I did that simple calculation rather than going through the exponential decay routine because the suggested answers were such simple fractions that I guessed we would have a simple number of half days.

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  3. Thanks

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  4. You are welcome :)

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