Chapter 2.3, Problem 60E

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Textbook Problem

**Radioactive Decay** You have just isolated a new radioactive element. If you can determine its half-life, you will win the Nobel Prize in physics. You purify a sample of 2 grams. One of your colleagues steals half of it, and 3 days later, you find that 0.1 grams of the radioactive material is still left. What is the 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 initially it was

Explanation

**Given Information:**

The initial quantity of the radioactive element was

**Formula used:**

The expression of exponential decay model is,

Here,

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

Here,

**Calculation:**

The initial quantity of the radioactive element is

The left over quantity after stolen is half of the initial quantity that is

Consider the expression of exponential decay model is,

Substitute

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Sect-2.1 P-11ESect-2.1 P-12ESect-2.1 P-13ESect-2.1 P-14ESect-2.1 P-15ESect-2.1 P-16ESect-2.1 P-17ESect-2.1 P-18ESect-2.1 P-19ESect-2.1 P-20ESect-2.1 P-21ESect-2.1 P-22ESect-2.1 P-23ESect-2.1 P-24ESect-2.1 P-25ESect-2.1 P-26ESect-2.1 P-27ESect-2.1 P-28ESect-2.1 P-29ESect-2.1 P-30ESect-2.1 P-31ESect-2.1 P-32ESect-2.1 P-33ESect-2.1 P-34ESect-2.1 P-35ESect-2.1 P-36ESect-2.1 P-37ESect-2.1 P-38ESect-2.1 P-39ESect-2.1 P-40ESect-2.1 P-41ESect-2.1 P-42ESect-2.1 P-43ESect-2.1 P-44ESect-2.1 P-45ESect-2.1 P-46ESect-2.1 P-47ESect-2.1 P-48ESect-2.1 P-49ESect-2.1 P-50ESect-2.1 P-51ESect-2.1 P-52ESect-2.1 P-53ESect-2.1 P-54ESect-2.1 P-55ESect-2.1 P-56ESect-2.1 P-57ESect-2.1 P-58ESect-2.1 P-59ESect-2.1 P-60ESect-2.1 P-61ESect-2.1 P-62ESect-2.2 P-1ESect-2.2 P-2ESect-2.2 P-3ESect-2.2 P-4ESect-2.2 P-5ESect-2.2 P-6ESect-2.2 P-7ESect-2.2 P-8ESect-2.2 P-9ESect-2.2 P-10ESect-2.2 P-11ESect-2.2 P-12ESect-2.2 P-13ESect-2.2 P-14ESect-2.2 P-15ESect-2.2 P-16ESect-2.2 P-17ESect-2.2 P-18ESect-2.2 P-19ESect-2.2 P-20ESect-2.2 P-21ESect-2.2 P-22ESect-2.2 P-23ESect-2.2 P-24ESect-2.2 P-25ESect-2.2 P-26ESect-2.2 P-27ESect-2.2 P-28ESect-2.2 P-29ESect-2.2 P-30ESect-2.2 P-31ESect-2.2 P-32ESect-2.2 P-33ESect-2.2 P-34ESect-2.2 P-35ESect-2.2 P-36ESect-2.2 P-37ESect-2.2 P-38ESect-2.2 P-39ESect-2.2 P-40ESect-2.2 P-41ESect-2.2 P-42ESect-2.2 P-43ESect-2.2 P-44ESect-2.2 P-45ESect-2.2 P-46ESect-2.2 P-47ESect-2.2 P-48ESect-2.2 P-49ESect-2.2 P-50ESect-2.2 P-51ESect-2.2 P-52ESect-2.2 P-53ESect-2.2 P-54ESect-2.2 P-55ESect-2.2 P-56ESect-2.2 P-57ESect-2.2 P-58ESect-2.2 P-59ESect-2.2 P-60ESect-2.2 P-61ESect-2.2 P-62ESect-2.2 P-63ESect-2.2 P-64ESect-2.2 P-65ESect-2.2 P-66ESect-2.2 P-67ESect-2.2 P-68ESect-2.2 P-69ESect-2.2 P-70ESect-2.2 P-71ESect-2.2 P-72ESect-2.2 P-73ESect-2.2 P-74ESect-2.2 P-75ESect-2.2 P-76ESect-2.2 P-77ESect-2.2 P-78ESect-2.2 P-79ESect-2.2 P-80ESect-2.2 P-81ESect-2.2 P-82ESect-2.2 P-83ESect-2.2 P-84ESect-2.2 P-85ESect-2.2 P-86ESect-2.2 P-87ESect-2.2 P-88ESect-2.2 P-89ESect-2.2 P-90ESect-2.2 P-91ESect-2.2 P-92ESect-2.2 P-93ESect-2.2 P-94ESect-2.2 P-95ESect-2.2 P-96ESect-2.2 P-97ESect-2.2 P-98ESect-2.2 P-99ESect-2.2 P-100ESect-2.2 P-101ESect-2.2 P-102ESect-2.2 P-103ESect-2.2 P-104ESect-2.2 P-105ESect-2.2 P-106ESect-2.2 P-107ESect-2.2 P-108ESect-2.2 P-109ESect-2.2 P-110ESect-2.3 P-1ESect-2.3 P-2ESect-2.3 P-3ESect-2.3 P-4ESect-2.3 P-5ESect-2.3 P-6ESect-2.3 P-7ESect-2.3 P-8ESect-2.3 P-9ESect-2.3 P-10ESect-2.3 P-11ESect-2.3 P-12ESect-2.3 P-13ESect-2.3 P-14ESect-2.3 P-15ESect-2.3 P-16ESect-2.3 P-17ESect-2.3 P-18ESect-2.3 P-19ESect-2.3 P-20ESect-2.3 P-21ESect-2.3 P-22ESect-2.3 P-23ESect-2.3 P-24ESect-2.3 P-25ESect-2.3 P-26ESect-2.3 P-27ESect-2.3 P-28ESect-2.3 P-29ESect-2.3 P-30ESect-2.3 P-31ESect-2.3 P-32ESect-2.3 P-33ESect-2.3 P-34ESect-2.3 P-35ESect-2.3 P-36ESect-2.3 P-37ESect-2.3 P-38ESect-2.3 P-39ESect-2.3 P-40ESect-2.3 P-41ESect-2.3 P-42ESect-2.3 P-43ESect-2.3 P-44ESect-2.3 P-45ESect-2.3 P-46ESect-2.3 P-47ESect-2.3 P-48ESect-2.3 P-49ESect-2.3 P-50ESect-2.3 P-51ESect-2.3 P-52ESect-2.3 P-53ESect-2.3 P-54ESect-2.3 P-55ESect-2.3 P-56ESect-2.3 P-57ESect-2.3 P-58ESect-2.3 P-59ESect-2.3 P-60ESect-2.3 P-61ESect-2.3 P-62ESect-2.3 P-63ESect-2.3 P-64ESect-2.3 P-65ESect-2.3 P-66ESect-2.3 P-67ESect-2.3 P-68ESect-2.3 P-69ESect-2.3 P-70ESect-2.3 P-71ESect-2.3 P-72ESect-2.3 P-73ESect-2.3 P-74ESect-2.3 P-75ESect-2.3 P-76ESect-2.3 P-77ESect-2.4 P-1ESect-2.4 P-2ESect-2.4 P-3ESect-2.4 P-4ESect-2.4 P-5ESect-2.4 P-6ESect-2.4 P-7ESect-2.4 P-8ESect-2.4 P-9ESect-2.4 P-10ESect-2.4 P-11ESect-2.4 P-12ESect-2.4 P-13ESect-2.4 P-14ESect-2.4 P-15ESect-2.4 P-16ESect-2.4 P-17ESect-2.4 P-18ESect-2.4 P-19ESect-2.4 P-20ESect-2.4 P-21ESect-2.4 P-22ESect-2.4 P-23ESect-2.4 P-24ESect-2.4 P-25ESect-2.4 P-26ESect-2.4 P-27ESect-2.4 P-28ESect-2.4 P-29ESect-2.4 P-30ESect-2.4 P-31ESect-2.4 P-33ESect-2.4 P-34ESect-2.4 P-35ESect-2.4 P-36ESect-2.4 P-37ESect-2.4 P-38ESect-2.4 P-39ESect-2.4 P-40ESect-2.4 P-41ESect-2.4 P-42ESect-2.4 P-43ESect-2.4 P-44ECh-2 P-1RECh-2 P-2RECh-2 P-3RECh-2 P-4RECh-2 P-5RECh-2 P-6RECh-2 P-7RECh-2 P-8RECh-2 P-9RECh-2 P-10RECh-2 P-11RECh-2 P-12RECh-2 P-13RECh-2 P-14RECh-2 P-15RECh-2 P-16RECh-2 P-17RECh-2 P-18RECh-2 P-19RECh-2 P-20RECh-2 P-21RECh-2 P-22RECh-2 P-23RECh-2 P-24RECh-2 P-25RECh-2 P-26RECh-2 P-27RECh-2 P-28RECh-2 P-29RECh-2 P-30RECh-2 P-31RECh-2 P-32RECh-2 P-33RECh-2 P-35RECh-2 P-36RECh-2 P-37RECh-2 P-38RECh-2 P-39RECh-2 P-40RECh-2 P-41RECh-2 P-42RECh-2 P-43RECh-2 P-44RECh-2 P-45RECh-2 P-50RE

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