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?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com September 25, 2018, 1:06 am ad1c9bdddf - https://brainmass.com/physics/dating/old-piece-wood-determined-carbon-dating-18537
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.