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I've attached a word document of the problem. I just don't know how to do what it's asking me.

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4. Calculate the average binding energy per nucleon of the following nuclei.
(a) 73Li
MeV/nucleon
(b) 13856Ba
MeV/nucleon

I have no idea how to calculate the binding energy for an atom. I looked at the examples in the book, but they are very confusing.
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Let me explain you about the binding energy first. ( It will clarity the points about the question)

According to the Einstein's relation, E=mC2 any destroyed mass should be converted in to energy. In any nucleus at the time of formation, some share of the mass of the nucleons will be lost which will be used to bind them together. This is known as the Binding energy of nucleons.

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#### Solution Summary

According to the Einstein's relation, E=mC2 any destroyed mass should be converted in to energy. In any nucleus at the time of formation, some share of the mass of the nucleons will be lost which will be used to bind them together. This is known as the Binding energy of nucleons.

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