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Half-Life of Decay Process

A sample of radioactive curium was found to decay in a manner that follows a first order create reaction. After 1.00 year the activity of the sample had declined from 3012 disintegration per second (create as a concentration) to 2921 disintegration per second (treat as a concentration). What is the half-life of the decay process.

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The half-life of the decay process of radioactive curium was found. Two helpful links for further study of half-lives can also be found in the solution.