Chapter 2.3, Problem 59E

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Textbook Problem

**Radioactive Decay** You are trying to determine the half-life of a new radioactive element you have isolated. You start with 1 gram, and 2 days later, you determine that it has decayed down to 0.7 grams. What is its half-life? (Round your answer to three significant digits.) [**HINT:** First find an exponential model, then see Example 3.]

To determine

**To calculate:** The half life time of a radioactive element if it has decayed down to 0.7 gram from 1 gram in 2 days.

Explanation

**Given Information:**

The radioactive element has decayed down to

**Formula used:**

The expression of exponential decay model is,

Here,

The relation between decay constant and half-life time is,

Here,

**Calculation:**

Consider the expression of exponential decay model is,

Substitute

Take natural logarithm on both side of the expression,

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