# How many half life would it take for a sample of corbon-14 to be reduced to 1/32 of its original mass?

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Nov 13, 2016

#### Answer:

Well, what's a half of a half of half..........?

#### Explanation:

A half of a half is a quarter; and a half of a quarter is one eighth; and a half of an eighth is one sixteenth; and a half of a sixteenth is one thirty secondth! So that's 5 half lives.