Use the equation:
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A_o is the initial amount of matter
A is the final amount of matter
t is the time it takes to decay
t_(1/2) is the half life.
a radioactive substance has a half life of 20 days.
i) how much time is required so that only 1/32 of the original amount remains? i can figure out it would take 5 half lives but i don't know how to show it mathematically
ii) find the rate of decay at this time.