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. In dating artifacts using carbon-14, an assumption is made about the amount of carbon-14 in the atmosphere. What is this assumption? Why is the assumption important’?

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

Interpret the assumption to be made for carbon dating and its importance.

Concept Introduction:

Carbon dating it the method of identifying the age of object which contains organic matter. This property uses the properties of radiocarbon. This technique works by measuring the content of carbon-14 present in matter and thus the age can be determined.

Explanation

The CO2 produced by striking of cosmic rays to nitrogen get absorbed on plants and it goes on till plant dies. After the plant dies the C-14 decreases regularly and C-14 having half-life of 5730 yr.

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