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There are 5g of 131I left after 40.35 days. How many grams were in the original sample if its half-life is 8.07 days?

What is the half life of a radioisotope if you started with 1 gram and 0.250 grams is left after 6 days?

im not looking for a free answer, I've tried working it out with what the teacher gave us and cannot figure these out, thank you :)

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  1. There are 5g of 131I left after 40.35 days. How many grams were in the original sample if its half-life is 8.07 days?
    Look up the half life of I-131 (that may have been given in the problem) and use it to calculate k for the decay. k = 0.693/t1/2
    Then ln(No/N) = kt
    You know N, k and t, solve for No.


    What is the half life of a radioisotope if you started with 1 gram and 0.250 grams is left after 6 days?
    ln(No/N) = kt. You know t, No = 1 grams; N = 0.250 g. Solve for k, then
    k = 0.693/t1/2. Knowing k you can calculate t1/2.
    Post your work if you get stuck.

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