The shroud of Turin, which shows the negative image of the body of a man who appears to have been crucified, is believed by many to be the burial shroud of Jesus of Nazareth. See Figure 3.1.9. In 1988 the Vatican granted permission to have the shroud carbon-dated. Three independent scientific laboratories analyzed the cloth and concluded that the shroud was approximately 660 years old,* an age consistent with its historical appearance. Using this age, determine what percentage of the original amount of C-14 remained in the cloth as of 1988.
In this problem we need to determine the percentage of the original amount of C-14 remained in the cloth as of 1988.
Given t = 660 years old…..(1)
From the textbook :……(2)
From(1) and (2) we get.