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Exponential Decay (Half-Life) $A_t=A_0(\frac{1}{2})^\frac{t}{h}$

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    Use the equation $A_t=A_0(\frac{1}{2})^\frac{t}{h}$ to solve. $$ $$ A radioactive substance has a half-life of 3 hours. If you start with 100 g, what mass will remain after 12 hours?

    (Note: This lesson includes a brief explanation of half-life.)
  2. 2
    Use the equation $A_t=A_0(\frac{1}{2})^\frac{t}{h}$ to solve. $$ $$ A radioactive substance has a half-life of 18 hours. If you start with 18 g, what mass will remain after 3 days?
  3. 3
    Use the equation $A_t=A_0(\frac{1}{2})^\frac{t}{h}$ to solve. $$ $$ A radioactive substance has a half-life of 15 hours. If you start with 100 kg, what mass will remain after 2 days?
  4. 4
    Use the equation $A_t=A_0(\frac{1}{2})^\frac{t}{h}$ to solve. $$ $$ A radioactive substance has a half-life of 20 hours. How long will it take for 400g to decay to 50g?
  5. 5
    Use the equation $A_t=A_0(\frac{1}{2})^\frac{t}{h}$ to solve. $$ $$ A radioactive substance has a half-life of 7 hours. How long will it take for 768g to decay to 24g?
  6. 6
    Use the equation $A_t=A_0(\frac{1}{2})^\frac{t}{h}$ to solve. $$ $$ A radioactive substance has a half-life of 5 days. How long will it take for 1312 kg to decay to 82 kg?
  7. 7
    Use the equation $A_t=A_0(\frac{1}{2})^\frac{t}{h}$ to solve. $$ $$ If you have 68g of a radioactive substance that decays to 17g after 12 days, what is the half-life?
  8. 8
    Use the equation $A_t=A_0(\frac{1}{2})^\frac{t}{h}$ to solve. $$ $$ If you have 192g of a radioactive substance that decays to 3g after 18 years, what is the half-life?
  9. 9
    Use the equation $A_t=A_0(\frac{1}{2})^\frac{t}{h}$ to solve. $$ $$ A radioactive substance decays to $\frac{1}{16}$ of its original amount after 24 days. What is the half-life? $$ $$ Good test question!
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    Use the equation $A_t=A_0(\frac{1}{2})^\frac{t}{h}$ to solve. $$ $$ A radioactive substance decays to $\frac{1}{32}$ of its original amount after 15 days. What is the half-life? $$ $$
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    Use the equation $A_t=A_0(\frac{1}{2})^\frac{t}{h}$ to solve. $$ $$ How long will it take for a radioactive substance to decay to $\frac{1}{4}$ of its original amount, if the half-life is 40 minutes?
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    Use the equation $A_t=A_0(\frac{1}{2})^\frac{t}{h}$ to solve. $$ $$ How long will it take for a radioactive substance to decay to 25% of its original amount, if the half-life is 5 days? $$ $$ Good test question!
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    Use the equation $A_t=A_0(\frac{1}{2})^\frac{t}{h}$ to solve. $$ $$ How long will it take for a radioactive substance to decay to 12.5% of its original amount, if the half-life is 9 days?
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    Use the equation $A_t=A_0(\frac{1}{2})^\frac{t}{h}$ to solve. $$ $$ What is the half-life of a radioactive substance if it decays to 6.25% of its original amount after 32 minutes?

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