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Practice half life problems

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OPEN ENDED PROBLEMS. Complete the following problems and show all necessary work to receive full credit.

Solve the problem.
1) The half-life of silicon-32 is 710 years. If 100 grams is present now, how much will be 1)
present in 600 years? (Round your answer to three decimal places.)

2) The half-life of plutonium-234 is 9 hours. If 20 milligrams is present now, how much 2)
will be present in 4 days? (Round your answer to three decimal places.)

3) A fossilized leaf contains 38% of its normal amount of carbon 14. How old is the fossil 3)
(to the nearest year)? Use 5600 years as the half-life of carbon 14.

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If 40 grams is present now. 2 . How long will it take for 15 grams of strontium to decay to 5 grams? Round answer to 2 decimal places.0244t. how much will be 4) present in 200 years? (Round your answer to three decimal places.) 5) A fossilized leaf contains 34% of its normal amount of carbon 14.44% per year. 6) Strontium 90 decays at a constant rate of 2.4) The half-life of silicon-32 is 710 years. the equation for the 6) amount P of strontium 90 after t years is P = P 0 e -0. Therefore. How old is the fossil 5) (to the nearest year)? Use 5600 years as the half-life of carbon 14.