# If a sample of organic material contains 1/8 of the radioactive #"^14C# than a modern day sample and the half-life for #"^14C# is 5,730 years, approximately how old is the order sample of organic material?

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Apr 2, 2018

#### Answer:

3 half lives or 17,190 years.

#### Explanation:

each half live is 5730 years ( approximately ) so