Radioactive decay The half-life of a certain radioactive

Thomas' Calculus: Early Transcendentals | 13th Edition | ISBN: 9780321884077 | Authors: George B. Thomas Jr., Maurice D. Weir, Joel R. Hass

Problem 81E Chapter 1.6

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Problem 81E

Radioactive decay The half-life of a certain radioactive substance is 12 hours. There are 8 grams present initially.

a. Express the amount of substance remaining as a function of time t.

b. When will there be 1 gram remaining?

Step-by-Step Solution:

Step 1 of 4</p>

In this problem we have to find the amount of substance remaining and also find the when will be 1 gram remaining.

Given that

Half life of radioactive substance is 12 hours.

And also give 8 grams present initially.

Step 2 of 4</p>

We know that the number of  radioactive substance  (y) present at any later time t will be  

Given in the problem and .

First find the value of

.’.

Step 3 of 4

Chapter 1.6, Problem 81E is Solved
Step 4 of 4

Textbook: Thomas' Calculus: Early Transcendentals
Edition: 13th
Author: George B. Thomas Jr., Maurice D. Weir, Joel R. Hass
ISBN: 9780321884077

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