# How do you write the nuclear equation for the beta decay of francium-223.?

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#### Explanation:

Francium-223 has an atomic number of 87, so is written as

If the atomic number then increases by

In the form of an equation, this is shown as

You can check this is correct by adding up the top numbers on each side and equating them, and doing the same with the bottom numbers.