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linen scrolls contain 80.9% of Carbon-14. how old are the scrolls if the half-life for deacy is 5.73X10^3??


plz tell me what type of equation to use.

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  1. ln(M/Mo) = -kt

    ln = natural log
    M = mass left (not needed)
    Mo = original mass (not needed)
    (M/Mo) = 0.809
    k = 0.693/T(half)
    T(half) = 5.73X10^3 years.

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    posted by GK
  2. ln(M/Mo) = -kt

    ln = natural log
    M = mass left (not needed)
    Mo = original mass (not needed)
    (M/Mo) = 0.809
    k = 0.693/T(half)
    T(half) = 5.73X10^3 years.

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    posted by GK
  3. ln(M/Mo) = -kt

    ln = natural log
    M = mass left (not needed)
    Mo = original mass (not needed)
    (M/Mo) = 0.809
    k = 0.693/T(half)
    T(half) = 5.73X10^3 years.

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    posted by GK

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