This exercise uses the radioactive decay model.The burial cloth of an Egyptian mummy is estimated to contain 58% of the carbon-14 it contained originally. How long ago was the mummy buried? (The half-life of carbon-14 is 5730 years. Round your answer to the nearest ten years.)yr

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Asked Oct 17, 2019
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This exercise uses the radioactive decay model.

The burial cloth of an Egyptian mummy is estimated to contain 58% of the carbon-14 it contained originally. How long ago was the mummy buried? (The half-life of carbon-14 is 5730 years. Round your answer to the nearest ten years.)
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Step 1

Let there was 100 unit carbon initially. 

So now 58 unit is remaining. 

Step 2

Let the mummy was burried t years ago. 

We plug the informa...

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