How do you calculate half life?


To calculate half of a life, you will first need to know how long the whole life is. If a person lived to be 80, then half of that life would be 40. You will just divide the age at which the person or animal died, by two.
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Relative decay rate k = - ln2/5272. The amount of Cobalt-60 left after t years given by A(t) = A0e^kt) This implies A(1600) = 100e^ln2*1600/5272) = 81.0290 g.
Half life=elapsed timexlog2/log (beginning amount/ending amount)
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How to Calculate Half-Lifes
A half-life is the time that a substance takes for half of it to disappear. For example, the half-life of uranium-235 is 700 million years. It takes another 700 million years for half of the remainder to decay. Therefore after 1.4 billion years, 25% of... More »
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