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    Pu decays by alpha emission. The isotope's half-life is 2.4 x 10(exponent 4) yr. How many alpha particles are emitted per second by 25mg of Pu?

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    Here initial amount N0 = 25 mg
    First we calculate amount disintegrated in 1 second
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