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Given the formula A=A0e^(kt)
Where A0 is the original mass, and A is material present at t

The half life of Pu239 is 24100 years, calculate how long it takes for Pu239 to decay to 70% of its original mass.

1. k = 1/24100, so you want

e^(t/24100) = 0.70

you should expect something around 1/3 of a half-life, since only 30% of the material has decayed...

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