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Radioactive dating using carbon 14 concentration

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The well-preserved remains of a now extinct woolly mammoth is entombed
in the permafrost lands of Siberia. Scientists have conducted carbon dating
experiments on plant debris found in the stomachs of this mammoth. The C-14 activity of the mammoths was measured at 1.499999999999999 disintegration per minute per gram of carbon. How many years ago did the Siberian mammoth die?

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During the lifetime of the mammoth, the 14C concentration remained constant in its stomach and within ...

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This 4 pages long solution describing in full details how to utilize the radioactive exponential decay concepts such as half-life to the question of carbon-14 dating.