Chapter 12.5, Problem 47E

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Textbook Problem

** Half-life** A breeder reactor converts uranium-238 into an isotope of plutonium-239 at a rate proportional to the amount present at any time. After 10 years,

To determine

**To calculate:** The half-life if a breeder reactor converts uranium-238 into an isotope of plutonium-239 at a rate proportional to the amount present at any time. After

Explanation

**Given information:**

The provided information is:

If a breeder reactor converts uranium-238 into an isotope of plutonium-239 at a rate proportional to the amount present at any time. After

**Formula used:**

Half-life can be defined as:

When a differential equation can be equivalently expressed in the form:

This is known as variable separable.

**Calculation:**

Consider the provided information:

If a breeder reactor converts uranium-238 into an isotope of plutonium-239 at a rate proportional to the amount present at any time. After

Half-life can be defined as:

When a differential equation can be equivalently expressed in the form:

This is known as variable separable.

It is provided that if

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