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    How old is the piece of wood, determined by carbon dating?

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    The age of a piece of wood from an ancient source is determined by carbon dating. The carbon-14 content of a sample of the wood is found to be one-fourth that of living trees. The half life of carbon-14 is 5730 years. How old is the piece of wood?

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    This solution provides the simple three step calculation for determining the age of the wood using a given formula. The solution is formatted in an attached Word document.