When a living organism dies, the amount of Carbon14 in its system begins to decrease exponentially. Given that the halflife of Carbon14 is 5,730 years, answer the following: a.) What is the exact value of the rate of decay for Carbon14?
b.) If a bone is found to contain 61% of the Carbon14 in an equivalent living organism, how old is the bone? (Round to the nearest year)
The bone is approximately years old.
c.) After 6250 years what percent of Carbon14 will remain in the bone? (Round to the nearest tenth of a percent)
Approximately
% will remain after 6250 years.
b.) If a bone is found to contain 61% of the Carbon14 in an equivalent living organism, how old is the bone? (Round to the nearest year)
The bone is approximately years old.
c.) After 6250 years what percent of Carbon14 will remain in the bone? (Round to the nearest tenth of a percent)
Approximately
% will remain after 6250 years.
1 Answer
Explanation:
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