Originally Posted by
mvho Please let me know if I am on the right track or way off tangent!
Plutonium 241: A(t)=Aoe^-.053t
Q: The Half Life of Plutonium 241 is approximately 13 years.
A: How much of a sample weighing 4g will remain after 100 years?
B: How much time is necessary for a sample weighing 4g to decay to .1g?
So for question A, this is what I thought:
1/2=4e^-.053 (100)
On the left hand side, I used 1/2 to represent the half life and on the RS, I plugged in 4 for Ao which is my initial amount? For T, I used 100 years for time. This is where I think I goofed up. I don't think I set up the equation correctly.
TIA