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A grain sample was found in a cave. The amount of carbon-14 in the sample was 1/16 the amount found in a fresh sample of grain. How old was the grain in the cave? The half-life of carbon-14 is 5600 years.

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The process of radioactive decay is generally a first-order process, which is described by:
(1)
A=Amount Remaining
Ao = Original ...

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