# algebra

The half-life of 234U, uranium-234, is 2.52 105 yr. If 97.7% of the uranium in the original sample is present, what length of time (to the nearest thousand years) has elapsed?

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1. .977=e^(-.693T/thalf)

take the ln of each side, solve for T

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2. The half-life of 234U, uranium-234, is 2.52 105 yr. If 98.4% of the uranium in the original sample is present, what length of time (to the nearest thousand years) has elapsed?

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3. The half-life of 234U, uranium-234, is 2.52 105 yr. If 98.2% of the uranium in the original sample is present, what length of time (to the nearest thousand years) has elapsed

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