# A piece of wood discovered in an archaeological dig was found to have lost 62% of it's carbon-14. Carbon-14 has a half-life of 5630 years. Determine it's age

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1. ## Alg2

A piece of wood discovered in an archaeological dig was found to have lost 62% of it's carbon-14. Carbon-14 has a half-life of 5630 years. Determine it's age.
2. ## Chemistry

A piece of wood found in an ancient city has a carbon-14 to carbon-12 ratio that is one-eighth the carbon-14 to carbon-12 ratio of a tree growing nearby. How old is the piece of wood? (The half-life of carbon-14 is 5,715 years.)
3. ## Science

Carbon-14 has a half-life of about 5,600 years. Archaeologists analyze a piece of wood found at an ancient village site and determine that, of he initial 100 grams of Carbon-14 in the wood, onl 3.125 grams are left. How old is the wood?
4. ## chemistry

The radioactive decay of carbon-14 is first-order and the half-life is 5800 years. While a plant or animal is living, it has a constant proportion of carbon-14 (relative to carbon-12) in its composition. When the organism dies, the proportion of carbon-14
5. ## physics

A wooden artifact is found in an ancient tomb. Its carbon-14 activity is measured to be 60.0% of that in a fresh sample of wood from the same region. Assuming the same amount of carbon-14 was initially present in the wood from which the artifact was made,
6. ## Algebra

An artifact was found and tested for its carbon-14 content. If 74% of the orginal carbon-14 was still present, what is its probable age (to the nearest 100 years)? (Carbon-14 has a half life of 5730 years).
7. ## math

An artifact was found and tested for its carbon-14 content. If 81% of the original carbon-14 was still present, what is its probable age (to the nearest 100 years)? Use that carbon-14 has a half-life of 5,730 years. yr
8. ## Can some guide me

An artifact was found and tested for its carbon-14 content. If 71% of the original carbon-14 was still present, what is its probable age (to the nearest 100 years)? (Carbon-14 has a half-life of 5,730 years.)
9. ## math

An artifact was found and tested for its carbon-14 content. If 88% of the original carbon-14 was still present, what is its probable age (to the nearest 100 years)? Use that carbon-14 has a half-life of 5,730 years.
10. ## math

An artifact was found and tested for its carbon-14 content. If 83% of the original carbon-14 was still present, what is its probable age (to the nearest 100 years)? Use that carbon-14 has a half-life of 5,730 years.
11. ## Algebra

An artifact was found and tested for its carbon-14 content. If 76% of the original carbon-14 was still present, what is its probable age (to the nearest 100 years)? (Carbon-14 has a half-life of 5,730 years.)
12. ## Math

An artifact was found and tested for its carbon-14 content. If 88% of the original carbon-14 was still present, what is its probable age (to the nearest 100 years)? Use that carbon-14 has a half-life of 5,730 years. ? yr
13. ## algebra

An artifact was found and tested for its carbon-14 content. If 84% of the original carbon-14 was still present, what is its probable age (to the nearest 100 years)? Use that carbon-14 has a half-life of 5,730 years.
14. ## math

An artifact was found and tested for its carbon-14 content. If 76% of the original carbon-14 was still present, what is its probable age (to the nearest 100 years)? Use that carbon-14 has a half-life of 5,730 years.
15. ## math

An artifact was found and tested for its carbon-14 content. If 83% of the original carbon-14 was still present, what is its probable age (to the nearest 100 years)? Use that carbon-14 has a half-life of 5,730 years.
16. ## Algebra

An artifact was found and tested for its carbon-14 content. If 75% of the original carbon-14 was still present what is its probable age to the nearest 100 years?. carbon -14 has a half-life of 5,730 years.
17. ## Algebra

An artifact was found and tested for its carbon-14 content. If 77% of the original carbon-14 was still present, what is its probable age (to the nearest 100 years)? Use that carbon-14 has a half-life of 5,730 years.
18. ## algebra

An artifact was found and tested for its carbon-14 content. If 84% of the original carbon-14 was still present, what is its probable age (to the nearest 100 years)? Use that carbon-14 has a half-life of 5,730 years.
19. ## algebra

An artifact was found and tested for its carbon-14 content. If 79% of the original carbon-14 was still present, what is its probable age (to the nearest 100 years)? Use that carbon-14 has a half-life of 5,730 years.
20. ## math

An artifact was found and tested for its carbon-14 content. If 76% of the original carbon-14 was still present, what is its probable age (to the nearest 100 years)? (Carbon-14 has a half-life of 5,730 years.)
21. ## math

An artifact was found and tested for its carbon-14 content. If 79% of the original carbon-14 was still present, what is its probable age (to the nearest 100 years)? (Carbon-14 has a half-life of 5,730 years.)
22. ## algebra

An artifact was found and tested for its carbon-14 content. If 75% of the original carbon-14 was still present, what is its probable age (to the nearest 100 years)? (Carbon-14 has a half-life of 5,730 years.) thank you
23. ## College Math

An artifact was found and tested for its carbon-14 content. If 88% of the original carbon-14 was still present, what is its probable age (to the nearest 100 years)? Use that carbon-14 has a half-life of 5,730 years.
24. ## Homework test

An artifact was found and tested for its carbon-14 content. If 70% of the original carbon-14 was still present, what is its probable age (to the nearest 100 years)? Use that carbon-14 has a half-life of 5,730 years.
25. ## applied algebra

An artifact was found and tested for its carbon-14 content. If 74% of the original carbon-14 was still present, what is its probable age (to the nearest 100 years)? Use that carbon-14 has a half-life of 5,730 years. 1 yr
26. ## chemistry

A wooden object from a prehistoric site has a carbon-14 activity of 10 counts per min.(cpm) compared to 40 cpm for new wood. If carbon-14 has a half life of 5730 years what is the age of the wood? Please get me started. Thank you
27. ## science

my teacher gave us this question and im lost. Anthropologists have found an old campsite in a remote location. After calculating the carbon-14 in the wood, they determine that there is 1/8 of the original material left. How many half-lives of carbon-14
28. ## ChemB

The activity of carbon 14 in living tissue is 15.3 disintegrations per minute per gram of carbon. The limit for reliable determination of age is based on carbon 14 is .10 disintegration per min per gram of carbon. Calculate the max age of a sample that can
29. ## algebra

Scientists can determine the age of ancient objects by a method called radio carbon dating. The bombardment of the upper atmosphere by cosmic rays converts nitrogen to a radioactive isotope 14C of carbon with a half-life of about 5710 years. Vegetation
30. ## Physics

(a)-A fossilised tree was tested and contains 10 grams of Carbon-14. Given that there was 12 grams of Carbon-14 present when it died, determine the age of the fossil? Half life of Carbon-14 is 5700 years. (b)How much Carbon-14 will be present in the sample
31. ## Physics

(a)-A fossilised tree was tested and contains 10 grams of Carbon-14. Given that there was 12 grams of Carbon-14 present when it died, determine the age of the fossil? Half life of Carbon-14 is 5700 years. (b)How much Carbon-14 will be present in the sample
32. ## Intermediate Maths

(a)-A fossilised tree was tested and contains 10 grams of Carbon-14. Given that there was 12 grams of Carbon-14 present when it died, determine the age of the fossil? Half life of Carbon-14 is 5700 years. (b)How much Carbon-14 will be present in the sample
33. ## Final Maths

(a)-A fossilised tree was tested and contains 10 grams of Carbon-14. Given that there was 12 grams of Carbon-14 present when it died, determine the age of the fossil? Half life of Carbon-14 is 5700 years. (b)How much Carbon-14 will be present in the sample
34. ## Calculus

A fragment of bone is discovered to contain 20% of the usual carbon-14 concentration. Estimate the age of the bone to the nearest hundred years, given that Carbon-1 is radioactive with half-life of 5730 years and the rate of decay is given by the following
35. ## chem

Can someone please help me with the following questions? 1:Suppose you were given an ancient wooden box. If you analyze the box for carbon-14 activity and find that it is 50% of that of a new piece of wood of the same size, how old is the wood in the box?
36. ## physical science

a scientist found a fossilized bison. using Carbon-14 dating, she found that the fossil was about 45,840 years old. Carbon-14 has a half-life of 5730 years. how many half-lives have passed?
37. ## Chem

Living organisms give a Carbon-14 decay rate of 15.3 counts/min for each gram of carbon in the sample. A sample of bristle cone pine wood has a decay rate of 3.20 counts/min per gram of carbon. Calculate the age of the wood from the radiochemical evidence.
38. ## Math

The half-life of carbon-14, which is used in dating archaeological finds, is 5730 yr. Assume that 100% of the carbon-14 is present at time 0 yr, or x=0. Write the equation that expresses the percentage of carbon-14 remaining as a function of time.
39. ## physics

You are on an archaeological dig and discover a strange artifact. It is a utensil that appears to be carved out of an elephant's tusk You analyze it and discover that it has 0.625 the amount of carbon-14 you would find in a living specimen. 1.How many
40. ## Calculus

The amount of carbon-14 still present in a sample after t years is given by the function where C0 is the initial amount. Estimate the age of a sample of wood discovered by an archeologist if the carbon level in the sample is only 18% of its original
41. ## chemistry

A 1.00-g sample of carbon from a modern source gave 15.3 disintegrations per minute. A sample of carbon from an “old” source gave 920 disintegrations per hour. What is the age of the “old” sample of carbon? The half-life of carbon-14 is 5.73×103
42. ## chemistry

A 1.00-g sample of carbon from a modern source gave 15.3 disintegrations per minute. A sample of carbon from an “old” source gave 920 disintegrations per hour. What is the age of the “old” sample of carbon? The half-life of carbon-14 is 5.73×103
43. ## Physics

Could someone help explain this problem to me . . . Carbon 14 has a half-life of 5700 year, scientist use this fact to determine the age of things made of organic material. Suppose the average page of a book containing aprox. 0.5mg of Carbon 14 is put into
44. ## Calculus

Skeletal remains had lost 81% of the C-14 they originally contained. Determine the approximate age of the bones. (Assume the half life of carbon-14 is 5730 years. Round your answer to the nearest whole number.) yr
45. ## Math

Skeletal remains had lost 84% of the C-14 they originally contained. Determine the approximate age of the bones. (Assume the half life of carbon-14 is 5730 years. Round your answer to the nearest whole number.)
46. ## calculus

Skeletal remains had lost 70% of the C-14 they originally contained. Determine the approximate age of the bones. (Assume the half life of carbon-14 is 5730 years. Round your answer to the nearest whole number.)
47. ## Calculus 2 (Differentiate & Decay Problem)

I have two problems I need help on, can someone show and explain step by step how to do the problems? For #1, how would you differentiate and solve the inital-value problem? For #2, I don't understand what I am doing wrong with the problem..I am sure it is
48. ## Chemistry

The half-life for radioactive decay of 14C is 5730 years (it emits β-particles with energy of 0.16 MeV). An archaeological sample contained wood that had only 72% of the 14C found in living trees. What is its age?
49. ## college algebra

The​ half-life of​ carbon-14 is 5600 years. If a piece of charcoal made from the wood of a tree shows only 73​% of the​ carbon-14 expected in living​ matter, when did the tree​ die?
50. ## Biology

The half-life of Carbon-14 is 5730 years. What is the age of a fossil containing 1/16 the amount of Carbon-14 of living organisms? Explain your calculation.

1. A granite rock is thought to be about 2 billion years old. why is it not possible to determine the age of the Rock using carbon-14 dating? 2. A hair sample has 80% of its original carbon-14 present. what is the age of the sample? 3. A bone fragment has
52. ## Calc II

Carbon-14 has a half-life of 5700 years. The charcoal from a tree killed in the volcanic eruption that formed Crater Lake in Oregon contained 59.5% of the carbon-14 found in living matter. Approximate the age of Crater Lake.
53. ## earth science

what would be the chart to use for carbon 14 whcih has a half life of 5730 years and a piece of wood which originally has 12 grams pf radioactive isotope; If the half lives occurred and now has 0.75 grams left?
54. ## Chemistry

The cloth shroud from around a mummy is found to have a carbon-14 activity of 8.1 disintegrations per minute per gram of carbon as compared with living organisms that undergo 15.2 disintegrations per minute per gram of carbon. From the half-life for
55. ## Calculus

An artifact was found with 63.8% of Carbon 14, how old is the mummy, assuming the half-life of Carbon 14 is 5730 years.
56. ## half-life

ok so i got... the half life of carbon-14 is 5730 years, the relation c+(1/2)^ N/5730 is used to calc. the concentration, c, in parts per trillion remaining n years after death determine the carbon concentration in a 11460 year old bone. please help :)
57. ## half-life

ok so i got... the half life of carbon-14 is 5730 years, the relation c+(1/2)^ N/5730 is used to calc. the concentration, c, in parts per trillion remaining n years after death determine the carbon concentration in a 11460 year old bone. please help :)
58. ## Algebra

A mummy discovered in Egypt has lost 46% of its carbon-14. Determine its age.
59. ## Chemistry

What is the famous isotope used in archeological dating? carbon 12 I thought it was carbon 14 yes carbon 14-- made an error But if you knew, why are you asking these questions? I need reaasurance, so when I have a test I know the exact answer C-14 is ONE
60. ## Math

Cosmic ray bombardment of the atmosphere produces neutrons, which in turn react w/ nitrogen to produce radioactive carbon-14. Radioactive carbon-14 enters all living tissue through carbon dioxide. As long as it is alive, carbon-14 is maintained in the
61. ## Chemistry

A sample of charcoal is found to have only 1/8th of Carbon-14. Half-life of Carbon-14 is 5730yrs, what is the age of the charcoal?
62. ## Chemistry

An artifact has a carbon-14 to carbon-12 ratio that is one-fourth the carbon-14 to carbon-12 ratio of a similar modern object. How old is the artifact? (The half-life of carbon-14 is 5,715 years.)
63. ## Math

A plant fossil lost 40 % of its carbon-14. How old is the fossil? (Half-life of carbon-14 is 5730 years.)
64. ## math: pre-calculus

You have 5 grams of carbon-14; whose half-life is 5730 years. a)Write the rule of the function that gives the amount of carbon-14 remaining after x years. b)How much carbon-14 will be left after 4,000 years? c)When will there be just 1 gram left?
65. ## Intro to Astronomy

The half-life of carbon 14, which is commonly used to date organic materials, is 5700 years. What is the minimum age of sample in which less than 1% of the organic carbon 14 is left?
66. ## Math

Cosmic ray bombardment of the atmosphere produces neutrons, which in turn react with nitrogen to produce radioactive carbon-14. Radioactive carbon-14 enters all living tissue through carbon dioxide (via plants). As long as a plant or animal is alive,
67. ## Math

A bone is found to have 45% of the original amount of carbon 14. If the half life of carbon is 5600 years, how old is the bone. Would I use the formula N=No e^kt?
68. ## science

The half-life of carbon 14 is 5730 years. if a 1 g sample of old carbon is 1/8 as radioactive as 1 g of a current sample, then the age of the old sample is about ___________years. 22,900 17,200 11,500 716

By comparing the amount of carbon-14 to amount of carbon-12, one can determine approx how long ago the organism died. The half-life of carbon-14 is 5730 years. Assume the initial quantity of carbon-14 is 600 milligrams. the equation is A (t)=600*(.5)^(t)
70. ## science

The half-life of carbon-14 is 5730 years. If we start with 10 grams of carbon-14, after 5730 years, we will have _____ of carbon-14 left.
71. ## science

The half-life of carbon-14 is 5730 years. If we start with 10 grams of carbon-14, after 5730 years, we will have _____ of carbon-14 left.
72. ## Physics

A gram of living plant material with Carbon-14 , decays at a rate of about 16 disintegrations per minute. When the plant dies, the Carbon-14 decays, with a half-life of 5600 years. A gram of the dead plant is found to decay at about 1 disintegration per
73. ## Calculus Help Please!!! URGENT!!!!

Carbon-14 has a half-life of 5700 years. In a living organism, the ratio of radioactive carbon-14 to ordinary carbon remains fairly constant during the lifetime of the organism. After the organism’s death no new carbon is integrated into the organism’s
74. ## Chemistry

An archeological artifact was subjected to radiocarbon dating. The artifact showed a carbon-14 decay rate of 13.8 disintegrations/ min per gram of carbon. Carbon-14 has a half-life of 5715 years, and currently living organisms decay at the rate of 15.3
75. ## College Algebra

Carbon-14 Dating. Only 10% of the carbon-14 in a samll wooden bowl remains. How old is the bowl? Half life of carbon is 5700 years.
76. ## physics

If an archaeologist finds an ancient fire pit containing partially consumed firewood and the 14C content of the wood is only 10% of an equal carbon sample from present day tree, what is the age of ancient site. 14 C has half life of 5730 years
77. ## Physics

Carbon-15 has a half-life of 5730 years. As observed from Earth, what would the half-life of carbon-15 be if it traveled through space at 25% of the speed of light, relative to Earth?
78. ## math

Suppose that drilling into what was once a lake bottom produces a piece of wood which, according to its mass, would have contained 5 nanograms (5 billionths of a gram) of carbon-14 when the wood was alive. Use the fact that this radioactive carbon decays
79. ## Biology

The half-life of carbon-14 is 5,700 years. If a sample originally had 26 g of carbon-14, how much would it contain after 22,800 years?
80. ## physics

The half-life of carbon-14 is 5730 years. How much of a 50 g sample of carbon-14 is present after 11,460 years?
81. ## Chem/Physics

1. The half-life for the (first-order) radioactive decay of 14C is 5730 yr (it emits a β ray with an energy of 0.16 MeV). An archaeological sample contained wood that had only 72 percent of the 14C found in living trees. What is its age? I got
82. ## college calculus

the amount of carbon-14 in a mammoth's bone is 45% of the amount found in a living organism. How long ago did the mammoth die? the half-life of carbon-14 is about 5,730 years.
83. ## algebra

carbon 14 has a hlf life of 5700 years. scientists use this fact to determine the age of things made up of organic material. Suppose the average page of a book containing approximitly .5 mg og carbon 14 was put into a time capsule. How much carbon14 will
84. ## Physics

The isotope carbon-14, 146C, is radioactive and has a half-life of 5730 years. If you start with a sample of 1000 carbon-14 nuclei, how many will still be around in 22920 years? I got 62.5 atoms, am I correct?? Thank you!!
85. ## algebra

Use the fact that after 5715 years a given amount of carbon 14 will have decayed to half the original amount to find the exponential decay model for carbon 14. In 1947, earthenware jars containing what was known as the Dead Sea scrolls were found by an
86. ## calculus

Carbon-14 is a radioactive substance produced in the Earth's atmosphere and then absorbed by plants and animals on the surface of the earth. It has a half-life (the time it takes for half the amount of a sample to decay) of approximately 5730 years. Using
87. ## Nuclear physics

1) An old wooden tool is found to contain only 11.9 percent of 14C that a sample of fresh wood would. How many years old is the tool? 2) A specimen taken from the wrappings of a mummy contains 7.02 g of carbon and has an activity of 1.34 Bq. How old is the
88. ## Chem/Physics

Hi! I'm having lots of trouble figuring these two out.....if you could help that would be great- thanks!! 1. The half-life for the (first-order) radioactive decay of 14C is 5730 yr (it emits a β ray with an energy of 0.16 MeV). An archaeological
89. ## ChemB

measurements of carbon 14 taken from linen wrappings of the book of isaiah from the dead sea scrolls indicate that the scrolls contain 79.5% of the carbon 14 expected in living tissue. how old are these scrolls if the half life of carbon 14 is 5730 years?
90. ## Nuclear physics Repost

1) An old wooden tool is found to contain only 11.9 percent of 14C that a sample of fresh wood would. How many years old is the tool? 2) A specimen taken from the wrappings of a mummy contains 7.02 g of carbon and has an activity of 1.34 Bq. How old is the
91. ## Math

A fossilized leaf contains 21% of its normal amount of carbon 14. How old is the fossil (to the nearest year)? Use 5600 years as the half-life of carbon 14.
92. ## Chem 2 help

what is the significance of calculating the half life of a reaction? How has the concept of half-life been used to develop the method of carbon dating? If a substance does not contain the element carbon can the method of carbon dating be used to date the
93. ## nuclear

Calculate the age of a plant sample that shows about one-eighth of the carbon 14 of a living sample. The half-life of carbon-14 is about 5760 a. Help please...
94. ## nuclear physics

Calculate the age of a plant sample that shows about one-eighth of the carbon 14 of a living sample. The half-life of carbon 14 is about 5760a How do you do this?
95. ## Calc

Set up an exponential function to model each real world situation then use it to find the requested values. The half-life of Carbon 14 is about 5700 years. You begin with 800 grams of this isotope. 1) Function: 2) How much Carbon 14 is there after: a)
96. ## physics

How do I do this ? Calculate the age of a plant sample that shows about one-eigth of the carbon 14 of a living sample. The half-life of carbon-14 is about 5760a I don't have the notes on how to do this one... Help