how many hours elapsed when the body was found...
a dead body was found within a closed room of a house where the temperature was a constant 70 F. at the time of discovery the core temperature of the body was determined to be 85 F. one hour later a second measurement showed that the core temperature of the body was 80 F. assume that the time of death corresponds to t=0 and that the core temp at that time was 98.6 F, how many hours elapsed before the body was found?
ok so my equation that i want to use will be T = Tm + Ce^(kt)
so can i say that t(0)= 98.6 F. if that is true then i can find my C value and have the actual problem set up. but im not sure where to go after this. I know i need to find k and then eventually t...which my book says is 1.6 hours
well any help would be appreciated..thanks in advance